Modelling Lexical Resources as Linked Data

  • Philipp Cimiano
  • Christian Chiarcos
  • John P. McCrae
  • Jorge Gracia


This chapter introduces the Lexicon Model for Ontologies (lemon) as defined by the Ontolex W3C community group. The model was originally developed to enrich ontologies with lexical information expressing how the elements of the ontology including classes, properties and individuals are referred to in a given language. In this chapter we cover the core of the Ontolex-lemon model as well as the extra modules developed by the Ontolex group on syntax and semantics, decomposition, variation and translation and metadata. We then briefly describe some applications of the model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semantic Computing GroupBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Angewandte ComputerlinguistikGoethe-UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Insight Centre for Data AnalyticsNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  4. 4.Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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