LiLa: Linking Latin

Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin

Paper accepted at LREC 2022 Marseille

A new paper by Francesco Mambrini, Marco Passarotti, Giovanni Moretti and Matteo Pellegrini has been accepted at the Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) which will take place in Marseille, France on 21-22-23 June 2022.

Title: The Index Thomisticus Treebank as Linked Data in the LiLa Knowledge Base

Abstract: Although the Universal Dependencies initiative today allows for cross-linguistically consistent annotation of morphology and syntax in treebanks for several languages, syntactically annotated corpora are not yet interoperable with many lexical resources that describe properties of the words that occur therein. In order to cope with such limitation, we propose to adopt the principles of the Linguistic Linked Open Data community, to describe and publish dependency treebanks as LLOD. In particular, this paper illustrates the approach pursued in the LiLa Knowledge Base, which enables interoperability between corpora and lexical resources for Latin, to publish as Linguistic Linked Open Data the annotation layers of two versions of a Medieval Latin treebank (the Index Thomisticus Treebank).