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Short Demo: Estimating term similarities with ontoR tool, Utrecht Sept 2012

Nyrkkö S. Short Demo: Estimating term similarities with ontoR tool, Utrecht Sept 2012. 2012. Available at:

In this demo I show how two distinct but somewhat similar terms (or word forms) in separate term base ontologies are compared. Their similarity is evaluated with data on related term occurences in given text corpora. The ontoR toolbox developed for Content Factory term management is utilized in the statistical analysis.


22 Sep 2012

WEB 2013, The First International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments January 27 - February 1, 2013 - Seville, Spain

General page:

Call for Papers:

  • regular papers
  • short papers (work in progress)
  • posters

Submission page:

Submission deadline: September 22, 2012

ICT and Cultural Heritage: Research, Innovation and Policy - ERCIM news

ERCIM News devoted Issue 86, in July 2011, to ICT in Cultural Heritage. The pdf is online and collects articles meant to reflect the current status of research in Europe in the area. The issue appeared before the work on Cultural Heritage in MOLTO started.

From META-NET: key results and cross-language comparison

A collection of White Papers analyzing the language's peculiarities and the current support in language technologies resources is available from META-NET. The overview illustrating the state of language technology for the languages discussed in the White Paper Series can be consulted at Weak or no support for the languages Icelandic, Latvian, and Lithuanian.

Check out your language!

Grammatical Framework Tutorial - ICFP 2012, Copenhagen 15 September 2012

15 Sep 2012

ICFP 2012, the 17th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming, starts tomorrow in Copenhagen with the affiliated events, and lasts between 9-15 September 2012. On the last day, next Saturday 15 September 2012 there will be a tutorial on GF held by A. Ranta, Thomas Hallgren and Krasimir Angelov. If you want to talk about MOLTO, be sure to meet them there.

MOLTO Joint Day with MONNET

19 Sep 2012

The EU projects MONNET and MOLTO will hold a joint day meeting on September 19, 2012 in Utrecht. Purpose of the meeting is to investigate common interest and future perspectives. Read more at

MOLTO presented at the Dagstuhl seminar on The Multilingual Semantic Web

Aarne Ranta, coordinator of MOLTO, and Jeroen Grondelle, from BI, are attending this week, 02.09.12 — 07.09.12, the Dagstuhl seminar on The Multilingual Semantic Web. Statements and visions from the participants are available online in preliminary form, they will eventually appear in a volume in the series of Dagstuhl Reports.

Grammar-Based Translation (Almost) for Free

Ranta A, Virk S, Angelov K, Prasad KVS. Grammar-Based Translation (Almost) for Free. In: Prepared for submission but withdrawn due to lack of time to finish the paper. Prepared for submission but withdrawn due to lack of time to finish the paper.; Submitted.

Visit at Lingsoft in Helsinki

On 14 August, I visited Lingsoft Inc in Helsinki. Lingsoft is "a full-service language management company", producing for instance the proofing tools for the Nordic languages and German in Microsoft Office products. Lingsoft is one of the most successful language technology companies, founded in 1986 and working with numerous partners and products. Recent products range from spell checking to language education tools, speech recognition, and translation.

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