A WordNet Ontology in Improving Searches of Digital Dialect Dictionary

  • Miljana MladenovićEmail author
  • Ranka Stanković
  • Cvetana Krstev
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 767)


In this paper, we present a method for automatic generation of a digital resource, which connects all indirect synonyms of a dialect term to all indirect synonyms of a corresponding term in the standard language, aiming to improve the search of a digital dialect dictionary. The method uses SWRL rules defined in the Serbian WordNet ontology to identify sets of synonymous words. It also uses e-dictionaries to produce correct lemmas in standard language that users usually employ in searches. The method was applied and evaluated on verbs and a group of nouns derived from verbs (verbal nouns). We compared the results obtained by the system to those produced by humans and achieved the accuracy of 89.7%.


Dialect dictionary Ontology WordNet E-dictionary South Serbian dialect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miljana Mladenović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ranka Stanković
    • 2
  • Cvetana Krstev
    • 3
  1. 1.EVox SolutionsBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mining and GeologyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Faculty of PhilologyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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