Building a lexical database for an interactive joke-generator

R. Manurung, D. O'Mara, H. Pain, G. Ritchie, A. Waller

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    Abstract

    As part of a project to construct an interactive program which will encourage children to play with language by building jokes, we have developed a large lexical database, closely based on WordNet. As well as the standard WordNet information about part of speech, synonymy, hyponymy, etc, we have added phonetic representations and symbolic links allowing attachment of pictures. All information is represented in a relational database, allowing powerful searches using SQL via a Java API. The lexicon has a facility to label subsets of the lexicon with symbolic names, and we are working to incorporate some educationally relevant word lists as sublexicons. This should also allow us to improve the familiarity ratings which the lexicon assigns to words.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th edition of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
    Subtitle of host publicationLREC Proceedings 2006
    PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association
    Pages1738-1741
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - May 2006
    Event5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006 - Genoa, Italy
    Duration: 22 May 200628 May 2006
    http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/ (Link to conference information)

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006
    Abbreviated titleLREC 2006
    CountryItaly
    CityGenoa
    Period22/05/0628/05/06
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    Manurung, R., O'Mara, D., Pain, H., Ritchie, G., & Waller, A. (2006). Building a lexical database for an interactive joke-generator. In 5th edition of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation : LREC Proceedings 2006 (pp. 1738-1741). European Language Resources Association. http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2006/