Lexvo.org brings information about languages, words, characters, and other human language-related entities to the Linked Data Web and Semantic Web. The Linked Data Web is a worldwide initiative to create a Web of Data that exposes the relationships between entities in our world. Lexvo.org adds a new perspective to this Web by exposing how everything in our world is connected in terms of language, e.g. by considering semantic relationships between multilingual labels (like book or New York). Lexvo not only defines global IDs (URIs) for language-related objects, but also ensures that these identifiers are dereferenceable and highly interconnected as well as externally linked to a variety of resources on the Web. Some of the main features up to date:
2016-08 Also check out our new resource FrameBase.org, which connects semantic knowledge with linguistic knowledge.
2014-01 Update to Lexvo Ontology and data based on feedback from Osma Suominen
2013-04 New Identity Link proposal, based on our new AAAI 2013 paper
2012-09 Language code lookups (suggested by Sebastian Hellmann and Martin Brümmer)
2012-09 Showing language geo-coordinates from the AUTOTYP project
2012-03 New simple ISO 639-1 identifiers of the form
http://lexvo.org/id/iso639-1/en provided for convenience (suggested by David Robillard)
2012-02 Lexvo.org links used by the Spanish National Library
2011-05 Lexvo.org links used by LOCAH Linked Archives Hub project
2011-02 Lexvo Ontology used in new DBpedia Spotlight text annotation service.
2011-01 Lexvo Ontology used in Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF) project.
In academic works, please cite the following paper: