Paper: An Extensive Empirical Study Of Collocation Extraction Methods

ACL ID P05-2003
Title An Extensive Empirical Study Of Collocation Extraction Methods
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

This paper presents a status quo of an ongoing research study of collocations – an essential linguistic phenomenon hav- ing a wide spectrum of applications in the field of natural language processing. The core of the work is an empirical eval- uation of a comprehensive list of auto- matic collocation extraction methods us- ing precision-recall measures and a pro- posal of a new approach integrating mul- tiple basic methods and statistical classi- fication. We demonstrate that combining multiple independent techniques leads to a significant performance improvement in comparisonwith individualbasic methods.