[open-linguistics] FYI: Java-based Wiktionary Library (JWKTL) 1.0.0 released as open source software

Christian Meyer meyer at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Aug 20 14:31:23 UTC 2013

[Apologies for X-posting]

We are pleased to announce the release of the Java-based Wiktionary Library (JWKTL) 1.0.0 - an application programming interface for Wiktionary.

Project homepage: http://code.google.com/p/jwktl/

== Overview ==

JWKTL (Java-based Wiktionary Library) is an application programming interface for the free multilingual online dictionary Wiktionary (http://www.wiktionary.org). JWKTL enables efficient and structured access to the information encoded in the English, the German, and the Russian Wiktionary language editions, including sense definitions, part of speech tags, etymology, example sentences, translations, semantic relations, and many other lexical information types. The Russian JWKTL parser is based on Wikokit (http://code.google.com/p/wikokit/).

Prior to being available as open source software, JWKTL has been a research project at the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. The following people have mainly contributed to this project: Yevgen Chebotar, Iryna Gurevych, Christian M. Meyer, Christof Müller, Lizhen Qu, Torsten Zesch.

== Publications ==

A detailed description of Wiktionary and JWKTL is available in our scientific articles:

* Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych: Wiktionary: A new rival for expert-built lexicons? Exploring the possibilities of collaborative lexicography, Chapter 13 in S. Granger & M. Paquot (Eds.): Electronic Lexicography, pp. 259-291, Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2012. (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/publications/details/?no_cache=1&tx_bibtex_pi1%5Bpub_id%5D=TUD-CS-2012-0008)
* Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych: OntoWiktionary - Constructing an Ontology from the Collaborative Online Dictionary Wiktionary, chapter 6 in M. T. Pazienza and A. Stellato (Eds.): Semi-Automatic Ontology Development: Processes and Resources, pp. 131-161, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, February 2012. (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/publications/details/?no_cache=1&tx_bibtex_pi1%5Bpub_id%5D=TUD-CS-2011-0202)
* Torsten Zesch, Christof Müller, and Iryna Gurevych: Extracting Lexical Semantic Knowledge from Wikipedia and Wiktionary, in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), pp. 1646-1652, May 2008. Marrakech, Morocco. (http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/publications/details/?no_cache=1&tx_bibtex_pi1%5Bpub_id%5D=TUD-CS-2008-4) 

== License and Availability ==

The latest version of JWKTL is available via Maven Central. If you use Maven as your build tool, then you can add JWKTL as a dependency in your pom.xml file:


JWKTL is available as open source software under the Apache License 2.0 (ASL). The software thus comes "as is" without any warranty (see license text for more details). JWKTL makes use of Berkeley DB Java Edition 5.0.73 (Sleepycat License), Apache Ant 1.7.1 (ASL), Xerces 2.9.1 (ASL), JUnit 4.10 (CPL).

Some classes have been taken from the Wikokit project (available under multiple licenses, redistributed under the ASL license). See NOTICE.txt for further details. 

== Contact ==

Please direct any questions or suggestions to

  Group E-Mail: jwktl-users at googlegroups.com

Best wishes,

Christian M. Meyer

Christian M. Meyer, M.Sc.
Doctoral Researcher
Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP Lab)
FB 20 Computer Science Department     
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Hochschulstr. 10, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Phone [+49] (0)6151 16-5386, fax -5455, room S2/02/B113
meyer at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Web Research at TU Darmstadt (WeRC) www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de

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