3. Multikonferenz in Leipzig: 24.-25. September 2012


Monnet Challenge

The Monnet Project ( is offering the following bounties for the conversion of existing linguistic resources into linked data, in particular focussing on the lemon format ( . Bounties are 600, 400, 200, 100, 50 Euros . The selection of winners will be done by a committee of Ontolex community members. Core criteria:

  • Number of triples (relative to other submissions). Emphasis is of course on number of triples containing a URI from lemon .
  • Expressiveness and quality of lemon used (How many properties and classes of lemon are you using? Are you using them correctly?)
  • Impact (Is the data set you converted important and central to our cause? We also rate data sets for less-spoken languages higher, because of the rarity effect.)

Additional criteria:

  • Note that you can convert and submit more than one data set. You will be rated for the combined data you converted (so each person can only make one submission).
  • You will be given extra points if you publish converted data early and other people build upon your work (e.g. fix errors).
  • All submissions will be considered for inclusion in the data post-proceedings.

Detailed information on how to submit can be found on the Monnet Challenge page:

Submission will end 10 days before the workshop. The deadline therefore is September 13th, 2012

Important links

Suggestions for conversion to lemon

Without excluding any data sets, we list here the ones that came to us from the top of our head to give you some ideas:

  • Mapping of a resource containing semantic roles to RDF/lemon. Resources such as FrameNet or VerbNet are here considered to be of particular importance
  • Conversion of existing resources in standard formats to RDF/lemon. In particular, we would be keen to see the conversion of a resource in LMF into lemon (yes, we are hinting at UBY )
  • Creation of lemon lexica for existing Semantic Web ontologies
  • Extension of DBpedia's Wiktionary ( mapping, in particular in the following ways:
    • Extension of the wrapper templates to new language versions of Wiktionary, for example extraction for the Polish Wiktionary is still missing
    • Better extraction of morphological information from the Wiktionary pages, in particular extraction of irregular noun plurals, verb forms and adjectival forms.

Submission procedure

Please submit 2-4 pages documenting your resource to jmccrae -AT- In addition your data should be registered at For details of how to do this see