Projective methods for mining missing translations in DBpedia


Each entry (concept) in DBpedia comes along a set of surface strings (property rdfs:label) which are possible realizations of the concept being described. Currently, only a fifth of the English DBpedia entries have a surface string in French, which severely limits the deployment of Semantic Web Annotation for this language. In this paper, we investigate the task of identifying missing translations, contrasting two projective approaches. We show that the problem is actually challenging, and that a carefully engineered baseline is not easy to outperform.

8th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora (BUCC’15)