Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The Universal Networking Language (UNL) is an interlingua designed to be the base of several natural
language processing systems aiming to support multilinguality in internet. One of the main components of the
language is the dictionary of Universal Words (UWs), which links the vocabularies of the different languages
involved in the project. As any NLP system, coverage and accuracy in its lexical resources are crucial for the
development of the system. In this paper, the authors describes how a large coverage UWs dictionary was
automatically created, based on an existent and well known resource like the English WordNet. Other aspects
like implementation details and the evaluation of the final UW set are also depicted.