Paper: Looking for Trouble

ACL ID C08-1024
Title Looking for Trouble
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

This paper presents a method for mining potential troubles or obstacles related to the use of a given object. Some exam- ple instances of this relation are〈medicine, side effect〉 and 〈amusement park, height restriction〉. Our acquisition method con- sists of three steps. First, we use an un- supervised method to collect training sam- ples from Web documents. Second, a set of expressions generally referring to trou- bles is acquired by a supervised learning method. Finally, the acquired troubles are associated with objects so that each of the resulting pairs consists of an ob- ject and a trouble or obstacle in using that object. To show the effectiveness of our method we conducted experiments using a large collection of Japanese Web doc- uments for acquisition. Experimental re- sults...