Toward Constructing the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus Derived WordNet (ncitWN)

Amanda Hicks, Selja Seppälä, Francis Bond


Abstract
We describe preliminary work in the creation of the first specialized vocabulary to be integrated into the Open Multilingual Wordnet (OMW). The NCIt Derived WordNet (ncitWN) is based on the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus (NCIt), a controlled biomedical terminology that includes formal class restrictions and English definitions developed by groups of clinicians and terminologists. The ncitWN is created by converting the NCIt to the WordNet Lexical Markup Framework and adding semantic types. We report the development of a prototype ncitWN and first steps towards integrating it into the OMW.
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2018.gwc-1.50
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Proceedings of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference
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January
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2018
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Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
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GWC
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Global Wordnet Association
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394–400
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Amanda Hicks, Selja Seppälä, and Francis Bond. 2018. Toward Constructing the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus Derived WordNet (ncitWN). In Proceedings of the 9th Global Wordnet Conference, pages 394–400, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Global Wordnet Association.
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Toward Constructing the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus Derived WordNet (ncitWN) (Hicks et al., GWC 2018)
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