MCR: Multilingual Central Repository

Short description: 
Multilingual lexical database with wordnets for several European languages.
Contact: 
german.rigau[abildua/at]ehu.es
Description: 
The Multilingual Central Repository (MCR) follows the model proposed by the EuroWordNet project. EuroWordNet (Vossen, 1998) is a multilingual lexical database with wordnets for several European languages, which are structured as the Princeton WordNet. The Princeton WordNet contains information about nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in English and is organized around the notion of a synset. The current version of the MCR (Atserias et al., 2004) is a result of the 5th Framework MEANING project. The MCR integrates into the same EuroWordNet framework wordnets from five different languages (together with four English WordNet versions). The MCR also integrates WordNet Domains (Magnini and CavagliĆ , 2000) and new versions of the Base Concepts and Top Concept Ontology. The final version of the MCR contains 1,642,389 semantic relations between synsets, most of them acquired by automatic means. This is almost one order of magnitude larger than the Princeton WordNet (204,074 unique semantic relations in WordNet 2.0).
Functionality: 
To add Semantic Knowledge to any Resource.
Technology: 
Java, Php, Perl are used for the Demos. MySQL is used by the Database containing MCR.
Innovation: 
Currently, MCR integrates into the EuroWordNet framework five local wordnets (including four versions of the English WordNet from Princeton), the EuroWordNet Top ontology, MultiWordNet Domains, and hundreds of thousand of new semantic relations and properties automatically acquired from corpora. MCR constitutes the largest and richest multilingual resource for lexical knowledge ever build.
Development: 
MCR (Multilingual Central Repository) was the result of the 5th Framework European MEANING Project (2002-2005).
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