Paper: A Tool For The Automatic Creation Extension And Updating Of Lexical Knowledge Bases

ACL ID E87-1012
Title A Tool For The Automatic Creation Extension And Updating Of Lexical Knowledge Bases
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

A tool is described which helps in the creation, extension and updating of lexical knowledge bases (LKBs). Two levels of representation are distinguished: a static storage level and a dynamic knowledge level. The latter is an object-oriented environment containing linguis- tic and lexicographic knowledge. At the knowledge level, constructors and filters can be defined. Constructors are objects which extend the LKB both horizontally (new information) and vertically (new entries) using the linguis- tic knowledge. Filters are objects which derive new LKBs from existing ones thereby optionally changing the storage structure. The latter use lexicographic knowledge.