Paper: Creative Discovery In Lexical Ontologies

ACL ID C04-1195
Title Creative Discovery In Lexical Ontologies
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004

Compound terms play a surprisingly key role in the organization of lexical ontologies. However, their inclusion forces one to address the issues of completeness and consistency that naturally arise from this organizational role. In this paper we show how creative exploration in the space of literal compounds can reveal not only additional compound terms to systematically balance an ontology, but can also discover new and potentially innovative concepts in their own right.