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BabelNet 2.5: Very Large Multilingual Encyclopedic Dictionary and Semantic Network


BabelNet 2.5 covers 50 languages, and offers seamless integration of WordNet, Open Multilingual WordNet, Wikipedia, OmegaWiki, Wikidata (NEW), and Wiktionary (NEW). Check upcoming BabelNet workshops.



By Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, May 2014.

BabelNet 2.5 BABELNET 2.5 release

As an output of the "MultiJEDI" Starting Grant, funded by the European Research Council and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli, the Linguistic Computing Laboratory of the Sapienza University of Rome is proud to announce the release of BabelNet 2.5.

BabelNet is a very large multilingual encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network created by means of the seamless integration of the largest multilingual Web encyclopedia - i.e., Wikipedia - with the most popular computational lexicon of English - i.e., WordNet, and other lexical resources such as Wiktionary, OmegaWiki, Wikidata, and the Open Multilingual WordNet. The integration is performed via an automatic linking algorithm and by filling in lexical gaps with the aid of Machine Translation. The result is an encyclopedic dictionary that provides Babel synsets, i.e., concepts and named entities lexicalized in many languages and connected with large amounts of semantic relations.

Version 2.5 comes with the following features:

  • 50 languages covered
  • seamless integration of WordNet, Open Multilingual WordNet, Wikipedia, OmegaWiki, Wikidata (NEW!), Wiktionary (NEW!)
  • 9.3M Babel synsets
  • 67M Babel senses
  • 21.7M textual definitions
  • 262M semantic relations
  • 7.7M synset-associated images
  • 1.1 billion RDF triples!
  • Available for download together with Java APIs for programmatic access
  • Also available in RDF/Lemon format and via a public SPARQL endpoint


See babelnet.org

More statistics are available at: http://babelnet.org/stats.jsp

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