Ontoterminology meets Lexicography: the Multimodal Online Dictionary of Endometriosis (MODE)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

57 Downloads (Pure)


With the advent of the Semantic Web and, more recently, of the Linked Data initiative, the need to operationalise exicographic resources, i.e. to represent them in a computer-readable format, has become increasingly important, as it contributes to pave the way to the ultimate goal of interoperability. Moreover, the collaborative work involving Terminology and ontologies has led to the emergence of new theoretical perspectives, namely to the notion of Ontoterminology, which aims to reconcile Terminology’s linguistic and conceptual dimension whilst preserving their core identities. This can be particularly relevant in subject fields such as Medicine, where conceptoriented and ontology-based approaches have become the cornerstone of the most recent (bio)medical terminological resources, and where non-verbal concept representations play a key role. Due to the lack of specialised lexicographic resources in the field of endometriosis, this paper aims to present the MODE project, i.e. the Multimodal Online Dictionary of Endometriosis, a multilingual resource comprising several types of data, namely video articles, a new type of scholarly communication inMedicine. It is believed that introducing a medical lexicographic resource supported byontoterminological principles and encompassing scientific video articles may constitute a relevant window of opportunity in the research field of Lexicography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
EditorsNicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Marko Grobelnik, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Hélène Mazo, Asunción Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Place of PublicationPortoroz
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-2-9517408-9-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventLREC 2016 - 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation - Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center, Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016


ConferenceLREC 2016 - 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
Internet address


  • Ontology
  • Endometriosis
  • Ontoterminolgy
  • Terminology
  • e-Lexicography
  • Multimodal Dictionary


Dive into the research topics of 'Ontoterminology meets Lexicography: the Multimodal Online Dictionary of Endometriosis (MODE)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this