AAAI Publications, Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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BabelRelate! A Joint Multilingual Approach to Computing Semantic Relatedness
Roberto Navigli, Simone Paolo Ponzetto

Last modified: 2012-07-12


We present a knowledge-rich approach to computing semantic relatedness which exploits the joint contribution of different languages. Our approach is based on the lexicon and semantic knowledge of a wide-coverage multilingual knowledge base, which is used to compute semantic graphs in a variety of languages. Complementary information from these graphs is then combined to produce a 'core' graph where disambiguated translations are connected by means of strong semantic relations. We evaluate our approach on standard monolingual and bilingual datasets, and show that: i) we outperform a graph-based approach which does not use multilinguality in a joint way; ii) we achieve uniformly competitive results for both resource-rich and resource-poor languages.


Semantic Networks; Multilinguality; Semantic Relatedness

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