[open-linguistics] First release of an English lexicon for DBpedia

christina unger cunger at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Aug 2 08:26:35 UTC 2013

**apologies for cross-posting**

Dear all,

The Semantic Computing group at Bielefeld University [1] is happy to 
announce the first release of an English lexicon for DBpedia in lemon 
[2] format:


It comprises 1,217 verbalizations covering 353 classes as well as 300 
properties (all those that have more than 10,000 occurrences in the 
DBpedia dataset). It can prove useful for a wide range of ontology-based 
NLP applications, such as question answering and natural language 
generation from RDF or SPARQL.

We invite you to browse and use the lexicon, and would love to get 

Also, everyone is welcome to improve the lexicon, extend it, and port it 
to other languages (we are currently working on an initial version of a 
Spanish and a German lexicon). The source is available on GitHub:


If you are interested in contributing, we'd be happy to hear from you!

With best regards,

[1] http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
[2] http://lemon-model.net

Christina Unger, PhD
Semantic Computing Group
CITEC, Bielefeld University

Office: H1-124
Phone: 0521 106 12224
Homepage: http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/people/cunger

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