Paper: Cognate Mapping - A Heuristic Strategy For The Semi-Supervised Acquisition Of A Spanish Lexicon From A Portuguese Seed Lexicon

ACL ID C04-1117
Title Cognate Mapping - A Heuristic Strategy For The Semi-Supervised Acquisition Of A Spanish Lexicon From A Portuguese Seed Lexicon
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

We deal with the automated acquisition of a Spanish medical subword lexicon from an al- ready existing Portuguese seed lexicon. Using two non-parallel monolingual corpora we de- termined Spanish lexeme candidates from Por- tuguese seed lexicon entries by heuristic cog- nate mapping. We validated the emergent lex- ical translation hypotheses by determining the similarity of fixed-window context vectors on the basis of Portuguese and Spanish text cor- pora.