Paper: A Tool For Investigating Tile Synonymy Relation In A Sense Disambiguated Thesaurus

ACL ID A88-1020
Title A Tool For Investigating Tile Synonymy Relation In A Sense Disambiguated Thesaurus
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors
  • Martin Chodorow (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY; City University of New York-Hunter College, New York NY)
  • Yael Ravin (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY)
  • Howard E. Sachar (IBM Data Systems Division, White Plains NY)

This paper describes an exploration of the implicit synonymy relationship expressed by synonym lists in an on-line thesaurus. A series of automatic steps was taken to properly con- strain this relationship. The resulting groupings of semantically related word senses are believed to constitute a useful tool for natural language processing and for work in lexicography.