TyDI: Terminology Design Interface

TyDI: Terminology Design Interface

A platform for the validation, structuration and export of termino-ontologies

Target users and customers

The primary use of TyDI is the design of termino-ontologies for the indexation of textual documents. It can therefore be of great help for most  projects involved in natural language processing.

Application sectors

  • Terminology structuration
  • Textual document indexation
  • Natural language processing


TyDI is a collaborative tool for manual validation/annotation of terms  either originating from terminologies or extracted from training corpus of textual documents. It is used  on the output of so-called  term extractor programs (like Yatea), which are used  to identify candidate terms (e.g. compound nouns). Thanks to TyDI, a user can validate candidate terms and specify synonymy/hyperonymy relations. These annotations can then be exported in several formats, and used  in other Natural Language Processing tools.

Technical requirements:

  • Server side: Glassfish and Postgresql servers
  • Client side: Java Virtual Machine  version 1.5

Conditions for access and use:

TyDI is a software developped by INRA, Mathématique, Informatique et Génome and is the property of INRA.

TyDI can be supplied under licence on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please  contact Robert Bossy (robert.bossy@jouy.inra.fr)

Figure 1: The client interface of TyDI. It is composed of several panels (hierarchichal/tabular view of the terms, search panel, context of appearance of selected terms …)



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Contact details:

Robert Bossy

Domaine de Vilvert
78352 Jouy-en-Josas Cedex