Welcome to LexicalSemantics@DipInfo


Defining conceptual representations along with their associated reasoning procedures required and still requires truly interdisciplinary efforts, involving Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Computer Science.

The ever-growing number of applications of semantic technologies demands for further investigation on concepts’ meaning, at the interface between lexicon and semantics: this intersection is where we target our research efforts in building usable and wide-coverage resources for devising NLP applications.

In order to provide artificial systems with human-level competence in understanding text documents, our lexical resources are aimed at merging the lexicographic richness and precision (which is proper to WordNet) with wide coverage traits (featuring, e.g., BabelNet) and common-sense knowledge (such as that available in ConceptNet).