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dc.contributor.authorArcan, Mihael
dc.contributor.authorBuitelaar, Paul
dc.identifier.citationArcan, Mihael, & Buitelaar, Paul. (2013). Ontology label translation. Paper presented at the NAACL-HLT 2013 Student Research Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, 9–14 June.en_IE
dc.description.abstractOur research investigates the translation of ontology labels, which has applications in multilingual knowledge access. Ontologies are often defined only in one language, mostly English. To enable knowledge access across languages, such monolingual ontologies need to be translated into other languages. The primary challenge in ontology label translation is the lack of context, which makes this task rather different than document translation. The core objective therefore, is to provide statistical machine translation (SMT) systems with additional context information. In our approach, we first extend standard SMT by enhancing a translation model with context information that keeps track of surrounding words for each translation. We compute a semantic similarity between the phrase pair context vector from the parallel corpus and a vector of noun phrases that occur in surrounding ontology labels. We applied our approach to the translation of a financial ontology, translating from English to German, using Europarl as parallel corpus. This experiment showed that our approach can provide a slight improvement over standard SMT for this task, without exploiting any additional domain-specific resources.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported in part by the European Union under Grant No. 248458 for the Monnet project and Grant No. 296277 for the EuroSentiment project as well as by the Science Foundation Ireland under Grant No. SFI/08/CE/I1380 (Lion-2).en_IE
dc.publisherAssociation for Computational Linguisticsen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the NAACL HLT 2013 Student Research Workshopen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.titleOntology label translationen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.contributor.funderSeventh Framework Programmeen_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.local.contactMihael Arcan. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::ICT/248458/EU/Multilingual Ontologies for Networked Knowledge/MONNETen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::ICT/296277/EU/Language Resource Pool for Sentiment Analysis in European Languages/EUROSENTIMENTen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Short Term Travel Fellowship (STTF)/08/CE/I1380 - STTF 11 (3)/IE/Argumentation on the Social Semantic Web/en_IE

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