Linked Terminologies: Applying Linked Data Principles to Terminological Resources

Authors: Philipp Cimiano, John P. McCrae, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, Tatiana Gornostay, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Benjamin Siemoneit, Andis Lagzdins

In this paper we present an approach to publishing and linking terminological resources using linked data principles. We describe how terminologies can be represented in the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and as proof-of-concept we describe the application of these principles to two well-known terminologies, that is the InterActive Terminology for Europe (IATE) and the European Migration Network (EMN) glossary. We further present a simple yet effective method for inducing links between terminologies and present a small evaluation of the quality of the automatically induced links. We also present a publicly available service to transform TBX documents into RDF that we have used for the conversion of IATE to RDF.

Keywords: terminology; linked data; TBX; IATE; EMN

Reference: In Kosem, I., Jakubiček, M., Kallas, J., Krek, S. (eds.) Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: linking lexical data in the digital age. Proceedings of the eLex 2015 conference, 11-13 August 2015, Herstmonceux Castle, United Kingdom. Ljubljana/Brighton: Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies/Lexical Computing Ltd., pp. 504-517.


Published: 2015