ARTSSEMNET: A BILINGUAL SEMANTIC NETWORK FOR BULGARIAN AND RUSSIAN FINE ARTS TERMINOLOGY
Abstract: An electronic lexical reference system ArtsSemNet, similar to WordNet, for terminology of fine arts is presented. The terms (over 2,600 for each language) are annotated with complete dictionary definitions and organized into a semantic network with two parallel versions: Bulgarian and Russian. Five important lexical relations are defined: polysemy, synonymy, homonymy, antonymy and hyponymy, the latter serving as the basis of the hierarchical organization of the ontology. In addition, a specialized browser is created thus providing an intuitive interface to query and navigate through the network.
Keywords: semantic network, ontology, terminology, polysemy, hyponymy, homonymy, antonymy, synonymy.
ArtsSemNet: FROM BILINGUAL DICTIONARY TO BILINGUAL SEMANTIC NETWORK
Abstract: The paper presents two bilingual lexicographical
resources for the terminology of fine arts: the ArtsDict electronic
dictionary and the ArtsSemNet semantic network, and
describes the process of transformation of the former into the
latter. ArtsDict combines a broad range of information sources
and is currently the most complete dictionary of fine arts
terminology for both Bulgarian and Russian: not only electronic,
but also in general. It contains 2,900 Bulgarian and
2,644 Russian terms, each annotated with complete dictionary
definitions. These are further augmented with various terminological
relations (polysemy, synonymy, homonymy, antonymy
and hyponymy) and organised into a bilingual semantic
network similar to WordNet. In addition, a specialised hypertext
browser is implemented in order to enable intuitive query
and navigation through the network.
Keywords: semantic network, terminology, polysemy, homonymy,
hyponymy, antonymy, synonymy.
A snapshot from the ArtsSemNet browser: Bulgarian.
A snapshot from the ArtsSemNet browser: Russian.
A snapshot from ArtsDict.