Paper: Synonymous Collocation Extraction Using Translation Information

ACL ID P03-1016
Title Synonymous Collocation Extraction Using Translation Information
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2003

Automatically acquiring synonymous col- location pairs such as and from corpora is a challenging task. For this task, we can, in general, have a large monolingual corpus and/or a very limited bilingual corpus. Methods that use monolingual corpora alone or use bilingual corpora alone are apparently inadequate because of low pre- cision or low coverage. In this paper, we propose a method that uses both these re- sources to get an optimal compromise of precision and coverage. This method first gets candidates of synonymous collocation pairs based on a monolingual corpus and a word thesaurus, and then selects the ap- propriate pairs from the candidates using their translations in a second language. The translations of the candidates are obtained wi...