Elephant Beer and Shinto Gates: Managing Similar Concepts in a Multilingual Database
This paper addresses problems in equivalence among concepts, within and between languages. The Kamusi Project has begun building a massively multilingual dictionary that relates as many languages as possible for which data can be gathered. In the process, we have encountered numerous complexities that we attempt to address through the design of our data structure. This paper presents the issues we have encountered, and discusses the solutions that we have developed.