Paper: Compiling French-Japanese Terminologies From The Web

ACL ID E06-1029
Title Compiling French-Japanese Terminologies From The Web
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

We propose a method for compiling bi- lingual terminologies of multi-word terms (MWTs) for given translation pairs of seed terms. Traditional methods for bi- lingual terminology compilation exploit parallel texts, while the more recent ones have focused on comparable corpora. We use bilingual corpora collected from the web and tailor made for the seed terms. For each language, we extract from the corpus a set of MWTs pertaining to the seed’s semantic domain, and use a com- positional method to align MWTs from both sets. We increase the coverage of our system by using thesauri and by ap- plying a bootstrap method. Experimental results show high precision and indicate promising prospects for future develop- ments.