Sinitic Wordnet: Laying the Groundwork with Chinese Varieties Written in Traditional Characters

Chih-Yao Lee, Shu-Kai Hsieh


Abstract
The present work seeks to make the logographic nature of Chinese script a relevant research ground in wordnet studies. While wordnets are not so much about words as about the concepts represented in words, synset formation inevitably involves the use of orthographic and/or phonetic representations to serve as headword for a given concept. For wordnets of Chinese languages, if their synsets are mapped with each other, the connection from logographic forms to lexicalized concepts can be explored backwards to, for instance, help trace the development of cognates in different varieties of Chinese. The Sinitic Wordnet project is an attempt to construct such an integrated wordnet that aggregates three Chinese varieties that are widely spoken in Taiwan and all written in traditional Chinese characters.
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2018.gwc-1.48
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Proceedings of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference
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2018
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Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
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Chih-Yao Lee and Shu-Kai Hsieh. 2018. Sinitic Wordnet: Laying the Groundwork with Chinese Varieties Written in Traditional Characters. In Proceedings of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference, pages 384–387, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Global Wordnet Association.
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