LINGUIST List 13.484

Thu Feb 21 2002

Qs: UMLS Data Conversion, Arabic Corpus

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  1. Luca.Toldo, Automatic Conversion of UMLS data into Wordnet format.
  2. halimi3, arabic corpus wanted

Message 1: Automatic Conversion of UMLS data into Wordnet format.

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:31:08 +0100
From: Luca.Toldo <Luca.Toldomerck.de>
Subject: Automatic Conversion of UMLS data into Wordnet format.

Dear Linguistists,

I have a software which works well with wordnet dictionaries and would
like to replace/augment them with the data contained in the
UMLS. Before start coding myself, I would like to know if there is any
work done on this topic, and if so I would appreciate a reference to
it.Specifically, I do not want to "map" UMLS onto Wordnet or viceversa
(I am aware of the beautiful work done on this topic e.g. by Burgun
and Bodenreider ). I would like to "simply" generate the UMLS data in
the same format as in WordNet so that I could make direct use of
application(s) which expect data in that format.


Burgun, A., Bodenreider, O. (2001) Comparing terms, concepts and semantic
classes in WordNet and the Unified Medical Language System, Proceedings
NAACL Workshop, "WordNet and Other Lexical Resources: Applications,
Extensions and Customizations", 77-82.


I would appreciate your feedback.
Regards and thanks
with compliments

Luca Toldo
Scientist at Merck KGaA
Darmstadt, Germany
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Message 2: arabic corpus wanted

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 18:54:08 +0100 (MET)
From: halimi3 <halimi3etu.unige.ch>
Subject: arabic corpus wanted


I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with a source for an
arabic corpus for my research.

Also, does anyone know of a programme which extracts word combinations
from arabic texts?

I thank you very much for your cooperation.

Best regards

Sonia HALIMI
Student in DEA at the University of Geneva
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