Universal Networking Language

Advances in Theory and Applications

Edited by Jesús Cardeñosa, Alexander Gelbukh, and Edmundo Tovar


Mexico City: National Polytechnic Institute: Research in Computing Science, vol.12

[ISBN 970-36-0226-6]


[Papers from International Workshops on UNL, other interlinguas and their applications, held during LREC 2002 (Las Palmas, Canary Islands) and during CiCLING 2005 (Mexico City, Mexico)]


[Full set of abstracts]




Preface [by editors, 6pp.]


Prologue [by Carolina Gallardo, 4pp.]


Introduction: setting up UNL


A rationale for using UNL as an interlingua and more in various domains – Christian Boitet … pp.3-9 [abstract]


Standardization of the generation process in a multilingual environment – Jesús Cardeñosa, Carolina Gallardo and Edmundo Tovar …pp.10-24 [abstract]




The UNL distinctive features: inferences from a NL-UNL enconverting task – Ronaldo Teixeira Martins, Lúcia Helena Machado Rino, Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes, and Osvaldo Novais Oliveira Jr. … pp.27-37 [abstract]


Issues in generating text from interlingua representations – Stephan Busemann … pp.38-50 [abstract]


On the aboutness of UNL – Ronaldo Teixeira Martins and Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes …pp.51-63 [abstract]


A comparative evaluation of UNL participant relations using a five-language parallel corpus – Brian Murphy & Carl Vogel …pp.64-76 [abstract]


Some controversial issues of UNL: linguistic aspects – Igor Boguslavsky … pp.77-100 [abstract]


Some lexical issues of UNL – Igor Boguslavsky … pp.101-108 [abstract]


The representation of complex telic predicates in wordnets: the case of lexical-conceptual structure deficitary verbs – Palmira Marrafa … pp.109-116 [abstract]


Remaining issues that could prevent UNL to be accepted as a standard – Gilles Sérasset and Etienne Blanc … pp.117-124 [abstract]


Semantic analysis through ant algorithms, conceptual vectors and fuzzy UNL graphs – Mathieu Lafourcade … pp.125-137 [abstract]


Term-based ontology alignment – Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Canasai Kruengkrai, Shisanu Tongchin, Prapass Srichaivattana, and Hitoshi Isahara … pp.138-144 [abstract]


Universal Networking Language: a tool for language independent semantics? – Amitabha Mukerjee, Achla M.Raina, Kumar Kapil, Pankaj Goyal, and Pushpraj Shukla … pp.145-154 [abstract]




About and around the French enconverter and the French deconverter – Etienne Blanc … pp.157-166 [abstract]


A UNL deconverter for Chinese – Xiadong Shi and Yidong Chen … pp.167-174 [abstract]


Flexibility, configurability and optimality in UNL deconversion via multiparadigm programming – Jorge Marques Pelizzoni and Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes … pp.175-194 [abstract]


Arabic generation in the framework of the Universal Networking Language – Daoud Maher Daoud … pp.195-209 [abstract]


Development of the user interface tools for creation of national language modules – Tigran Grigoryan and Vahan Avetisyan … pp.210-214 [abstract]


Universal Networking Language based analysis and generation for Bengali case structure constructs – Kuntal Dey and Pushpak Bhatracharyya … pp.215-229 [abstract]


Interactive enconversion by means of the Etap-3 system – Igor M.Boguslavsky, Leonid L.Iomdin and Victor G.Sizov … pp.230-240 [abstract]


Prepositional phrase attachment and interlingua – Rajat Kumar Mohanty, Ashish Francis Almeida and Pushpak Bhattacharyya … pp.241-253 [abstract]


Hermeto: a NL-UNL enconverting environment – Ronaldo Martins, Ricardo Hasegawa and M.Graças V.Nunes … pp.254-260 [abstract]


A platform for experimenting with UNL – Wang-Ju Tsai … pp.261-267 [abstract]


A framework for the development of Universal Networking Language e-learning user interfaces – Alejandro Martins, Gabriela Tissiani, and Ricardo Miranda Barcia … pp.268-275 [abstract]


A web plarform using UNL: CELTA’s showcase – Lumar Bértoli Jr., Rodolfo Pinto da Luz, and Rogério Cid Bastos … pp.276-285 [abstract]


Studies of emotional expression sin oral dialogues: towards an extension of Universal Networking Language – Mutsuko Tomokiyo, Gérard Chollet, and Solange Hollard … pp.286-299 [abstract]


An XML-UNL model for knowledge-based annotation – Jesús Cardeñosa, Carolina Gallardo and Luis Iraola … pp.300-308 [abstract]


A “pivot” XML-based architecture for multilingual, multiversion documents: parallel monolingual documents aligned through a central correspondence descriptor and possible use of UNL – Najeh Hajlaoui and Christian Boitet … pp.309-325 [abstract]


UCL – Universal Communication Language – Carlos A.Estombelo-Montesco and Dilvan A.Moreira … pp.326-336 [abstract]


Knowledge engineering suite: a tool to create ontologies for automatic knowledge representation in intelligent systems – Tânia C.D.Bueno, Hugo C.Hoeschl, Andre Bortolon, Eduardo S.Mattos, Cristina Santos, and Ricardo M.Barcia … pp.337-346 [abstract]


Using semantic information to improve case retrieval in case-based reasoning systems – J.Akshay Iyer and Pushpak Bhattacharyya … pp.347-358 [abstract]


Facilitating communication between languages and cultures: a computerized interface and knowledge base – Claire-Lise Mottaz Jiang, Gabriela Tissiani, Gilles Falquet, and Rodolfo Pinto da Luz … pp.359-369 [abstract]


Using WordNet for linking UWs to the UNL UW system – Luis Iraola … pp.370-379 [abstract]


Automatic generation of multilingual lexicon by using Wordnet – Nitin Verma and Pushpak Bhattacharyya … pp.380-391 [abstract]




Gradable quality translations through mutualisation of human translation and revision, and UNL-based MT and coedition – Christian Boitet … pp.395-412 [abstract]


Towards a systematic process in the use of UNL to support multilingual services - Jesús Cardeñosa, Carolina Gallardo, and Edmundo Tovar … pp.413-429 [abstract]


Knowledge representation issues and implementation of lexical data bases – F.Sáenz and A.Vaquero … pp.430-442 [abstract]


Author index