Paper: Growing Finely-Discriminating Taxonomies from Seeds of Varying Quality and Size

ACL ID E09-1095
Title Growing Finely-Discriminating Taxonomies from Seeds of Varying Quality and Size
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

Concept taxonomies offer a powerful means for organizing knowledge, but this organiza- tion must allow for many overlapping and fine-grained perspectives if a general-purpose taxonomy is to reflect concepts as they are actually employed and reasoned about in ev- eryday usage. We present here a means of bootstrapping finely-discriminating tax- onomies from a variety of different starting points, or seeds, that are acquired from three different sources: WordNet, ConceptNet and the web at large.