Paper: Building Japanese-English Dictionary Based On Ontology For Machine Translation

ACL ID H94-1025
Title Building Japanese-English Dictionary Based On Ontology For Machine Translation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper describes a semi-automatic method for associating a Japanese lexicon with a semantic concept taxonomy called an ontology, using a Japanese-English bilingual dictionary as a "bridge". The ontology supports semantic processing in a knowledge-based machine translation system by providing a set of language-neutral symbols and semantic information. To put the ontology to practical use, lexical items of each language of interest must be linked to appropriate ontology items. The association of ontology items with lexical items of various languages is a process fraught with difficulty: since much of this work depends on the subjective decisions of hu- man workers, large MT dictionaries tend to be subject to some dispersion and inconsistency. The problem we focus on here is how to associ...