LiLa: Linking Latin

Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin

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CLiC-it 2020 submissions accepted

We’re delighted to announce that our paper submissions have been accepted at CLiC-it 2020, the 7th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics!

Date: 1-3 March 2021
Location: Bologna, Italy

  • Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini, Rachele Sprugnoli, Giovanni Moretti, Marco Passarotti. UDante: First Steps Towards the Universal Dependencies Treebank of Dante’s Latin Works. This paper presents the early stages of the development of a new tree-bank containing all of Dante Alighieri’s Latin works. In particular, it describes the conversion of the original TEI-XML files to CoNLL-U, the creation of a gold standard, the process of training four annotators and the evaluation of the syntactic annotation in terms of inter-annotator agreement and LA, UAS and LAS. The aim is to release a new resource, in view of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, which can support the development of the Vocabolario Dantesco.
  • Greta Franzini, Marco Passarotti, Federica Zampedri. Græcissare: Ancient Greek Loanwords in the LiLa Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin. This paper describes the addition of an index of 1,763 Ancient Greek loanwords to the collection of Latin lemmas of the LiLa: Linking Latin Knowledge Base of interoperable linguistic resources. This lexical resource increases LiLa’s lemma count and tunes its underlying data model to etymological borrowing.

For more information about the conference, visit the CLiC-it 2020 website.