lemon is a model that allows for lexica to be shared on the semantic web and provides an efficient and simple representation. Nevertheless, the representation is capable of presenting a very wide range of lexical information through both its own properties and the easy integration of data categories from other sources. By incorporating other semantic web standards lemon can gain many basic features for expressing meta-data about the lexica and for describing constraints on the nature of the lexicon. lemon's innovative use of sense allows for lexical semantics to be represented in harmony with more powerful semantic representation provided by ontology languages such as OWL. Finally lemon maintains a high degree of interoperability with other standards, most importantly SKOS and LMF.

John McCrae 2012-07-31