Paper: Senses Of Polysemous Nouns: Building A Computational Lexicon Of Basic Japanese Nouns

ACL ID C96-2193
Title Senses Of Polysemous Nouns: Building A Computational Lexicon Of Basic Japanese Nouns
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We have constructed the IPA Lexicon of Basic Japanese Nouns (IPAL-BN), which has a hierarchical structure based on the syntactic and semantic proper- ties of no,ms. In our lexicon, each lex- ical entry consists of subentries, and subentries have semantic property in- formation. Among these elements, we focus here on the subentry description. Conventional Japanese dictionaries only enmnerate various usages. But it is also important to clarify the semantic rela- tions between subentries. Thus we have developed a method for specifying the kind of relationship between subentries, using special cognitiw~ devices such as metaphor, metonymy, and synecdoche. After a brief review of the structure of our lexicon, we discuss how the nlethod can be applied to the lexical descrip- tion.