Paper: Acquisition Of Semantic Information From An On-Line Dictionary

ACL ID C88-1019
Title Acquisition Of Semantic Information From An On-Line Dictionary
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

After the first work on machine-readable dictionaries (MRDs) in the seventies, and with the recent development of the concept of a lexical database (LI)B) in which interaction, flexibility and multidim;ensionality can be achieved, but everything must be explicitly stated in advance, a new possibility which is now emerging is that of a procedmal exploitation of the full range of semantic in!brmation implicitly contained in MRI)s. The dictionary is considered in this framework as a prima~'y source of basic general knowledge. In the paper we describe a project to develop a system which has word-sense acquisition fi'om information contained in computerized dictionaries and knowledge organization as its main objectives. The approach consists in a discovery proce- dure technique operating on nat...