International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.6, No.10, Sep. 2014

Development of Myanmar-English Bilingual WordNet like Lexicon

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Soe Lai Phyue

Index Terms

Information Extraction (IE), Machine Translation (MT), Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD), Myanmar-English Bilingual WordNet like Lexicon (MEBWL), Machine Readable Dictionaries (MRDs), Part of Speech (POS)


A bilingual concept lexicon is of significance for Information Extraction (IE), Machine Translation (MT), Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) and the like. Myanmar-English Bilingual WordNet like Lexicon (MEBWL) is developed to fulfill the requirements of Language Acquisition (LA). However, it is reasonably difficult to build such a lexicon is quite challenging in time and cost consuming. To overcome this challenging, this paper integrates linguistic resources, including Myanmar-English dictionary, English-Myanmar dictionary and WordNet to construct a Myanmar-English WordNet like lexicon by acquiring the lexical and conceptual knowledge from WordNet and Myanmar<->English Machine Readable Dictionaries (MRDs). The system includes three phases which include the MRD extraction phase, the link analyzing phase and the WordNet construction phase. The first phase converts the data from multiple resources with different format into a common format and joins and aligns the scattered data for smoothly access and group the data according their part of speech (POS). The link analyzing phase analyzes, classifies and generates candidates of translation links. In the constructing phase, MEBWL is constructed from the verified translation link and WordNet. Beside then, to support the inflected word of Myanmar to English words, morphological processor is designed.

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Soe Lai Phyue,"Development of Myanmar-English Bilingual WordNet like Lexicon", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.6, no.10, pp.28-35, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2014.10.04


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