GeoDomainWordNet: Linking the Geonames Ontology to WordNet

  • Francesca FrontiniEmail author
  • Riccardo Del Gratta
  • Monica Monachini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9561)


This paper illustrates the transformation of GeoNames’ ontology concepts, with their English labels and glosses, into a GeoDomain WordNet-like resource in English, its translation into Italian, and its linking to the existing generic WordNets of both languages. The paper describes the criteria used for the linking of domain synsets to each other and to the generic ones and presents the published resource in RDF according to the w3c and lemon schema.


GeoNames WordNet Language resources Lexicons Linguistic linked data lemon RDF 



The work described in this paper was partly funded by GloSS, a Regione Toscana funded project (Bando Unico R&S anno 2008 - linea A).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Frontini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Riccardo Del Gratta
    • 1
  • Monica Monachini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ‘A. Zampolli’, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR)PisaItaly

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