WISIGOTH is an acronym for the WIktionarieS Improvement by Graphs-Oriented meTHods.
The WISIGOTH project aims to help you extract lexical semantic resources from Wiktionary, the online collaborative dictionary.
The goal of this attempt is to enrich the collaborative dictionaries that are used by NLP professionals on a regular basis.
Wiktionary is multilingual and contains, besides usual lexemes' glosses and examples, semantic relations such as synonymy/antonymy, hypernymy/hyponymy, holonymy/meronymy.
However, these relations are quite rare. The WISIGOTH system includes a module that computes automatically new synonyms. This computation is based on random-walks over the graphs extracted from Wiktionary.
As the suggested synonyms may be relevant or irrelevant, they are to be manually validated or invalidated by contributors.
WISIGOTH is cross-platform and it works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Here are some key features of "WISIGOTH":
- Suggests potential candidates when you browse a page of the English or French Wiktionary ;
- Handles for you the edition of Wiktionary's articles if you decide to add or remove a given synonym;
- As you may want to add a synonym not appearing in the list of the suggested synonyms, the extension includes a free text area into which you can type your own proposition.