Paper: The Acquisition Of Lexical Knowledge From Combined Machine-Readable Dictionary Sources

ACL ID A92-1011
Title The Acquisition Of Lexical Knowledge From Combined Machine-Readable Dictionary Sources
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

This paper is concerned with the question of how to extract lexical knowledge from Machine- Readable Dictionaries (MRDs) within a lexi- cal database which integrates a lexicon devel- opment environment. Our long term objective is the creation of a large lexical knowledge base using semiautomatic techniques to recover syn- tactic and semantic information from MRDs. In doing so, one finds that reliance on a single MRD source induces inadequacies which could be efficiently redressed through access to com- bined MRD sources. In the general case, the integration of information from distinct MRDs remains a problem hard, perhaps impossible, to solve without the aid of a complete, linguisti- cally motivated database which provides a ref- erence point for comparison. Nevertheless, ad- vances can be...