Paper: An Application Of Lexical Semantics To Knowledge Acquisition From Corpora

ACL ID C90-2002
Title An Application Of Lexical Semantics To Knowledge Acquisition From Corpora
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

In this paper, we describe a program of research designed to explore'. how a lexical semantic the- ory may be exploited for extracting information from corpora suitable for use in Information Re- trieval applications. Unlike with purely statis- tical collocational analyses, the framework of a semantic theory allows the ~ultomatic construc- tion of predictions about semantic relationships among words appearing in coltocatioz~al sys- tems. We illustrate the at)proach for the acqui- sition of lexical information for several classes of nominals. Keywords:: Knowledge Acquisition, Information Re- trieval, Lexical Semantics.