Generally, topics about structuring the wiktionary information are
important to all the people needing free/open dictionary resources.
I have read somewhere there is an initiative to specify a new wiktionary
database containing all languages (allowing easier handling of
translations) and structured data, but I cannot find the reference anymore.
Does anyone have a link?
On 11 February 2012 08:40, Sébastien Druon <druon.sebastien(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> interesting, that you posted on this list. It is the discussion list
> list for Wiktionary in general.
> I did a mail count for this list for 2011 and this is the result:
> 29 mails total
> 11 were general announcements such as the Wikimania
> 10 were about Wiktionary issues
> 8 were about information extraction of Wiktionary (Mostly caused by us
> and the Wiktionary RDF Extraction announcement).
> 2010 looks similar.
> I was wondering, if the extraction of data from Wiktionary could become
> a main topic on this list.
> Shall we merge communities into this list?
> 1. There is a DBpedia Wiktionary to RDF list with 18 members here:
> 2. Then some people might join from http://linguistics.okfn.org/
> This is a Working Group for Open Data in Linguistics and there are maybe
> 5-10 people there that are interested in extraction of structured data
> from Wiktionary.
> 3. People from many approaches such as
> http://code.google.com/p/wikokit/ (does not seem to have a mailing list)
> could be redirected here.
> In the end all want to get structured data out of Wiktionary. If this
> would be possible, the number of Wiki editors would also increase.
> What do you think? I am not sure about all ramification, but focusing
> all efforts on Wiktionary-l would be nice and would benefit Wiktionary.
> On 01/11/2012 03:50 PM, Thomas Schandl wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I recently found your very interesting projects as I was looking for
> > semantically rich dumps of Wiktionary, and I wanted to tell you about my
> > use cases.
> > I work for the Semantic Web Company (we are also partners in the LOD2
> > project) and we have a term and phrase extractor, which we want to
> > improve by enriching the extraction model with their various grammatical
> > forms of the model's terms.
> > So additions we are most interested in are declinations, tenses and
> > synonyms for German and English.
> > Another use case would be to use Wiktionary data to suggest translations
> > of controlled terms in a thesaurus. So the available translations would
> > be great to have in RDF, too.
> > Best regards,
> > Thomas
> Dipl. Inf. Sebastian Hellmann
> Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
> Projects: http://nlp2rdf.org , http://dbpedia.org
> Homepage: http://bis.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/SebastianHellmann
> Research Group: http://aksw.org
Hi, Wiktionary and mobile communities!
This is the undergrad team who's writing a Wiktionary app, based on the
existing Wikipedia Android app. We're in the early phases right now and
are aiming to have an app ready to use by April.
We're currently listing and assigning features and tracking bugs on this
We're in the process of getting a Bugzilla component, but until then,
please post your feature requests on that page.
If you'd like to have a look or try it out, our repository for the
project is currently at:
though that may change.
All the best,
Tony Cheng, University of Toronto
Shealen Clare, University of British Columbia
Patrick Hayes, University of Waterloo
Dale Lemieux, University of Waterloo