Paper: Building a Semantic Lexicon of English Nouns via Bootstrapping

ACL ID N09-3007
Title Building a Semantic Lexicon of English Nouns via Bootstrapping
Venue HLT-NAACL Companion Volume: Student Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium
Session
Year 2009
Authors

We describe the use of a weakly supervised bootstrapping algorithm in discovering con- trasting semantic categories from a source lex- icon with little training data. Our method pri- marily exploits the patterns in sentential con- texts where different categories of words may appear. Experimental results are presented showing that such automatically categorized terms tend to agree with human judgements.