Conceptual framework of an upper ontology for describing linguistic services

Yoshihiko Hayashi*

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This paper presents a conceptual framework of an upper level ontology for describing linguistic web services. Such an ontology is urgently required to develop an efficient language infrastructure on which a tailored linguistic service can be realized by combining existing general linguistic services and/or recently developed community-based language resources. The ontology will serve as a semantic foundation for the descriptions of the technical components that are inevitably referred to in composite service composition. It will also facilitate the wrapper generation processes that are unavoidable when a linguistic service is incorporated into the language infrastructure. The proposed ontology states that processing resources that may utilize associated language resources, such as lexicons or corpora, are in themselves, a linguistic service. This paper also proposes a taxonomy of processing resources and static language resources and develops a sub-ontology for abstract linguistic objects, such as meaning, expression, and description.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntercultural Collaboration - First International Workshop, IWIC 2007, Invited and Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540739999
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jan 252007 Jan 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4568 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007


  • Language infrastructure
  • Language resource
  • Linguistic service
  • NLP tool
  • Processing resource
  • Service ontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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