A Model for Language Annotations on the Web

Gillis-Webber, Frances and Tittle, Sabine and Keet, C. Maria (2019) A Model for Language Annotations on the Web, Proceedings of 1st Iberoamerican conference on Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web (KGSWC'19), 23-30 June 2019, Vila Clara, Cuba, 1029, 23-30, Springer.

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Several annotation models have been proposed to enable a multilingual Semantic Web. Such models hone in on the word and its morphology and assume the language tag and URI comes from external resources. These resources, such as ISO 639 and Glottolog, have limited coverage of the world's languages and have a very limited thesaurus-like structure at best, which hampers language annotation, hence constraining research in Digital Humanities and other fields. To resolve this `outsourced' task of the current models, we developed a model for representing information about languages, the \textbf{Mo}del for \textbf{L}anguage \textbf{A}nnotation (\langmod{}), such that basic language information can be recorded consistently and therewith queried and analyzed as well. This includes the various types of languages, families, and the relations among them. \langmod{} is formalized in OWL so that it can integrate with Linguistic Linked Data resources. Sufficient coverage of \langmod{} is demonstrated with the use case of French.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: multilingual web, ontologies
Subjects: Information systems > Data management systems
Information systems
Alternate Locations: http://www.meteck.org/files/KGSWC19mola.pdf, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-21395-4_1
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:31
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1347

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