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Linked data lexicography for high-end language technology application

In the project the 2 sme partners combine lexicography and language technology with semantics and linked (open) data mechanisms & technologies to improve existing and develop new products and services as well as to enter new markets together with language technology applications & services.

The advanced forms of technology available today require the input of smarter and more reliable linguistic content, at the same time as enabling more innovative ways for the development of such quality language resources, with the aim of incorporating this data at the heart of new products and services. Two SME partners from Austria (Semantic Web Company) and Israel (K Dictionaries) cooperate in the LDL4HELTA project, with the support of a research partner (Austrian Academy of Sciences), with the following aims: - Combine state-of-the-art lexicographic / Language Technology methods and tools with Semantic Web / Linked (Open) Data mechanisms and technologies to bridge the gap between them and thus generate new and innovative Linked Data-based multi-language lexical tools & services, - Enhance knowledge and technology transfer between the partners in linguistic, lexicographic and semantic technologies and Linked Data, - Develop new software components for data quality, - Integrate existing and new tools of the partners to give way to improved enterprise-ready software and data solutions for a wider market. As a result, concrete ICT-based innovative solutions and services will be provided to existing customers as well as to new ones: - New KD Dictionary API based on Linked Open Data (LOD) mechanisms for improved data management, enrichment and optimised provision / exchange of KD data with customers & partners. Data thereby can be provided in several formats, higher quality and enriched (by e.g. definitions or history information), making use of LOD principles, standards & technologies. - Common KD & SWC developed Word-Sense-Disambiguation (WSD) software component: new data quality software module including term disambiguation mechanisms making use of (a) knowledge models, (b) users' first selections, (c) machine learning, (d) KD lexical resources. - Optimised Text-mining component for SWC's core software product PoolParty Semantic Suite (http://poolparty.biz/) by making use of the new KD Dictionary API. - New Translation Module for PoolParty Knowledge Modeller by making use of KD Dictionary API & the new WSD component. - New Enterprise Taxonomy Service on top of KD Dictionary API integrated with PoolParty and WSD module to offer multilingual enterprise knowledge models like legal, medicine, finance. Semantic Web Company (SWC) is a technology provider headquartered in Vienna, supporting organizations from all industrial sectors worldwide to improve their information management. SWC will bring in knowledge & expertise in the field of Semantic Web Technologies and Linked (Open) Data to be integrated with the lexicographic resources, methods and tools of KD to enable and materialise innovative solutions that make use of both worlds. K DICTIONARIES (KD) is a technology-driven content creator based in Tel Aviv, offering quality lexicographic resources for 40+ languages for all media, for educational, professional and general purposes. KD will bring in its comprehensive lexicographic expertise as well as practical multi-language resources and tools to be integrated and expanded by semantic and Linked Data mechanisms & technologies. The Austrian Academy of Sciences (Academy, http://oeaw.ac.at/en), located in Vienna, is a leading research institute and the academic partner in the project (sub-contractor of SWC).Its Institute for Corpus linguistics and Text technology (ICLTT; http://oeaw.ac.at/icltt), is well experienced in the framework of Digital Humanities and development of research infrastructures such as CLARIN, DARIAH, and European Network for e-Lexicography (COST ENeL). It will contribute to state-of-the-art analysis of lexicography, linguistics and semantics, and support the specification phase, quality management and academic dissemination. LDL4HELTA is planned for 24 months (2015 - 2017) and then bring results as soon as possible to the market. SWC will take the lead and the overall project management, and all partners will keep track of their own internal coordination of respective teams. The consortium will establish a Project Board that coordinates all activities including one person per partner. The Board will organise bi-annual face-to-face meetings of all project members as well as bi-weekly conference calls to discuss the status of the project and work packages & to plan concrete next steps and activities. It will be supported by an Advisory Board consisting of industry & research experts, who will be invited to the bi-annual meetings to be updated on the project status, review managed work, and consult on the next steps. Confirmed members of the Advisory Board include Prof Christian Chiarcos (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Mr Orri Erling (OpenLink Software), Dr Sebastian Hellmann (Leipzig University), Prof Alon Itai (Technion, Haifa).
Acronym: 
LDL4HELTA
Project ID: 
9 898
Start date: 
01-04-2015
Project Duration: 
29months
Project costs: 
490 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Information Technology/Informatics
Market Area: 
Computer Software

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