AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Aligning WordNet Synsets and Wikipedia Articles
Samuel Fernando, Mark Stevenson

Last modified: 2010-07-07


This paper examines the problem of finding articles in Wikipedia to match noun synsets in WordNet. The motivation is that these articles enrich the synsets with much more information than is already present in WordNet. Two methods are used. The first is title matching, following redirects and disambiguation links. The second is information retrieval over the set of articles. The methods are evaluated over a random sample set of 200 noun synsets which were manually annotated. With 10 candidate articles retrieved for each noun synset, the methods achieve recall of 93%. The manually annotated data set and the automatically generated candidate article sets are available online for research purposes.


wordNet; wikipedia; knowledge bases; ontologies;

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