Building ontologies for different natural languages

Emhimed Salem Alatrish, Dušan Tošić, Nikola Milenković

Ontology construction of a certain domain is an important step in applying the Semantic web. A number of software tools adapted for building domain ontologies of most wide–spread natural languages are available, but accomplishing that for any given natural language presents a challenge. Here we propose a semi-automatic procedure to create ontologies for different natural languages. Our approach utilizes various software tools available on the Internet most notably DODDLE-OWL - a domain ontology development tool impleme-nted for English and Japanese languages. By using this tool, WordNet, Protégé and XSLT transformations, we propose a general procedure to construct domain ontology for any natural language.