CWN-Viz: Semantic relation visualization in Chinese WordNet

Ming Wei Xu, Jia Fei Hong, Shu Kai Hsieh, Chu Ren Huang

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This paper reports our recent work to use visualization to present semantic relation for Chinese WordNet. We design a visualization interface, named CWN-Viz, based on "TouchGraph". There are three import design features of this visualization interface: First, visualization is driven by wordform, the most intuitive lexical search unit in Chinese. Second, the CWN-Viz allows visualization of bilingual semantic relations by incorporating Sinica BOW (Bilingual Ontological WordNet) information. Third, the semantic distance of each relation is calculated and used in both clustering and visualization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGWC 2008
Subtitle of host publication4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Szeged
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789634828549
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: 2008 Jan 222008 Jan 25

Publication series

NameGWC 2008: 4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings


Conference4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008


  • Chinese lexical knowledgebase
  • Chinese wordnet
  • Semantic relation
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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