Senso Comune, an Open Knowledge Base for Italian

Guido Vetere*, Alessandro Oltramari**, Isabella Chiari***, Elisabetta Jezek****, Laure Vieu***** and Fabio Massimo Zanzotto******
*IBM Center for Advanced Studies of Rome; Via Sciangai 54, 00144 Roma, Italia
**Carnegie Mellon University; Department of Psychology; 5000 Forbes Avenue, 15213 Pittsburgh (PA), USA
***Università La Sapienza di Roma; Dipartimento di Scienze Documentarie linguistico-filologiche e geografiche; pl. Aldo Moro 4, 00185 Roma, Italia
****Università di Pavia; Dipartimento di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata; Strada Nuova 65, 27100 Pavia, Italia
*****IRIT-CNRS; Université Paul-Sabatier; 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse France; LOA-ISTC-CNR; Trento, Italia
******Università di Roma “Tor vergata”; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Impresa; Viale del Politecnico, 1, 00133 Roma, Italia
Résumé (en anglais)
Senso Comune is an open-knowledge base for the Italian language, available through a Web-based collaborative platform, whose construction is in progress. The resource integrates dictionary data coming from both users and legacy resources with an ontological backbone, which provides foundations for a formal characterization of lexical semantic structures (frames). A nucleus of basic Italian lemmas, which have been semantically analyzed and classified, is available for both online access and downloading. A restricted community of contributors is currently working on increasing the lexical coverage of the resource. Research is underway to extend the knowledge base model to encompass verbal frames.