Paper: Finding Taxonomical Relation from an MRD for Thesaurus Extension

ACL ID I05-1032
Title Finding Taxonomical Relation from an MRD for Thesaurus Extension
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

Building a thesaurus is very costly and time-consuming task. To alleviate this problem, this paper proposes a new method for extending a thesaurus by adding taxonomic information automatically extracted from an MRD. The proposed method adopts a machine learning algorithm in acquiring rules for identifying a taxonomic relationship to minimize human-intervention. The accuracy of our method in identifying hypernyms of a noun is 89.7%, and it shows that the proposed method can be successfully applied to the problem of extending a thesaurus.