YARN (Yet Another RussNet), a project started in 2013, aims at creating a large open WordNet-like thesaurus for Russian by means of crowdsourcing. The first stage of the project was to create noun synsets. Currently, the resource comprises 48K+ word entries and 44K+ synsets. More than 200 people have taken part in assembling synsets throughout the project. The paper describes the linguistic, technical, and organizational principles of the project, as well as the evaluation results, lessons learned, and the future plans.
A Spinning Wheel for YARN: User Interface for a Crowdsourced Thesaurus
Pavel Braslavski | Dmitry Ustalov | Mikhail Mukhin
Proceedings of the Demonstrations at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics