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Ontwikkeling van ’n Afrikaanse woordnet: metodologie en integrasie

G. Kotzé
Literator | Vol 29, No 1 | a105 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v29i1.105 | © 2008 G. Kotzé | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 July 2008 | Published: 25 July 2008

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G. Kotzé, Sentrum vir Tekstegnologie (CTexT), Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Development of an Afrikaans wordnet: methodology and integration

The Afrikaans wordnet is a lexical-conceptual network in the form of an electronic lexical database, developed at the North- West University. In this article, a methodology for a semi-automatic construction of the entries – so-called synonym sets – is investigated. Firstly, a background is given on the nature of a wordnet, as well as “WordNet”, on which it is based. Other wordnets, as well as applications of wordnets, are also discussed here. Next, the macrostructure of a wordnet in terms of its integration and compatibility with other wordnets is investigated, after which the proposed methodology is presented with a discussion of the results. Finally, a projection is made to the integration of the Afrikaans wordnet with other resources, which include “WordNet” and an Afrikaans lexical database, called ALEXANDER.


Afrikaans Wordnet; Alexander Database; Wordnet Construction; Wordnet Integration


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