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Prolexbase. A Multilingual Relational Database of Proper Names

Abstract : This chapter presents Prolexbase, a multilingual relational database of proper names. Prolexbase aims to assist in the automatic translation of proper names, merging morphology, derivatives and semantic relations. The main concepts of Prolexbase are a conceptual proper name, the pivot—the referent from different points of view—and the projection set of the pivot in the particular language, called a “prolexeme”. We detail the four-level ontology of Prolexbase, which is structured into two language-independent levels and two language-dependent levels. The database follows the Data Categories and Lexical Markup Framework standards; an XML version allows the free use of the data.
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Denis Maurel, Malgorzata Baron, Béatrice Bouchou Markhoff, Dusko Vitas. Prolexbase. A Multilingual Relational Database of Proper Names. Cahiers de Linguistique, EME EDITION, 2014, 40 (2), pp.49-71. ⟨hal-01214112⟩



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