Paper: A step towards the detection of semantic variants of terms in technical documents

ACL ID C98-1079
Title A step towards the detection of semantic variants of terms in technical documents
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

This paper reports the results of a preliminary experiment on the detection of semantic vari- ants of terms in a French technical document. The general goal of our work is to help the struc- turation of terminologies. Two kinds of seman- tic variants can be found in traditional termi- nologies : strict synonymy links and fuzzier re- lations like see-also. We have designed three rules which exploit general dictionary informa- tion to infer synonymy relations between com- plex candidate terms. The results have been examined by a human terminologist. The ex- pert has judged that half of the overall pairs of terms are relevant for the semantic variation. He validated an important part of the detected links as synonymy. Moreover, it appeared that numerous errors are due to few ...