Accessing Cause-Result Relation and Diplomatic Information in Ancient “Journalistic” Texts with Universal Words

  • Christina Alexandris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8511)


For the International Public, ancient historical and “journalistic” texts, such the “Peloponnesian War” of the Ancient Greek historian Thucydides, may allow an insight for the understanding of current international political and economic relations. The present approach targets to facilitate the accessibility of such texts for non-experts in the International Public, with no knowledge of the ancient language concerned, especially journalists, translators and students. The possibility of directly accessing text content and viewing features, as close as possible to the original text is attempted to be achieved here, using predefined sublanguage-specific keywords and Universal Words.


Ancient Greek keyword ontology Universal Words International Public online Machine Translation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina Alexandris
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  1. 1.National University of AthensGreece

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