Experiences of Lexicographers and Computer Scientists in Validating Estonian Wordnet with Test Patterns

Ahti Lohk, Heili Orav, Kadri Vare, Leo Vohandu


Abstract
New concepts and semantic relations are constantly added to Estonian Wordnet (EstWN) to increase its size. In addition to this, with the use of test patterns, the validation of EstWN hierarchies is also performed. This parallel work was carried out over the past four years (2011-2014) with 10 different EstWN versions (60-70). This has been a collaboration between the creators of test patterns and the lexicographers currently working on EstWN. This paper describes the usage of test patterns from the points of views of information scientists (the creators of test patterns) as well as the users (lexicographers). Using EstWN as an example, we illustrate how the continuous use of test patterns has led to significant improvement of the semantic hierarchies in EstWN.
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2016.gwc-1.28
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Proceedings of the 8th Global WordNet Conference (GWC)
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27--30 January
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2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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GWC
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SIGLEX
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Global Wordnet Association
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185–192
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Ahti Lohk, Heili Orav, Kadri Vare, and Leo Vohandu. 2016. Experiences of Lexicographers and Computer Scientists in Validating Estonian Wordnet with Test Patterns. In Proceedings of the 8th Global WordNet Conference (GWC), pages 185–192, Bucharest, Romania. Global Wordnet Association.
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Experiences of Lexicographers and Computer Scientists in Validating Estonian Wordnet with Test Patterns (Lohk et al., GWC 2016)
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