Natural language & AI
Valeria de Paiva, Livy Real, Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira, Alexandre Rademaker, Cláudia Freitas, Alberto Simões
Semantic relations between words are key to building systems that aim to understand and manipulate language. For English, the “de facto” standard for representing this kind of knowledge is Princeton’s WordNet. Here, we describe the wordnet-like resources currently available for Portuguese: their origins, methods of creation, sizes, and usage restrictions. We start tackling the problem of comparing them, but only in quantitative terms. Finally, we sketch ideas for potential collaboration between some of the projects.