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MEANING (Developing Multilingual Web-scale Language Technologies)
MEANING will be concerned with automatically collecting and analysing language data from the WWW on a large scale, and building more comprehensive multilingual lexical knowledge bases to support improved word sense disambiguation (WSD). Current web access applications are based on words; MEANING will open the way for access to the Multilingual Web based on concepts, providing applications with capabilities that significantly exceed those currently available. MEANING will facilitate development of concept-based open domain Internet applications (such as Question/Answering, Cross Lingual Information Retrieval, Summarisation, Text Categorisation, Event Tracking, Information Extraction, Machine Translation, etc.). Furthermore, MEANING will supply a common conceptual structure to Internet documents, thus facilitating knowledge management of web content.