Paper: Enhancing Electronic Dictionaries With An Index Based On Associations

ACL ID P06-1036
Title Enhancing Electronic Dictionaries With An Index Based On Associations
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

A good dictionary contains not only many entries and a lot of information concerning each one of them, but also adequate means to reveal the stored in- formation. Information access depends crucially on the quality of the index. We will present here some ideas of how a dictionary could be enhanced to support a speaker/writer to find the word s/he is looking for. To this end we suggest to add to an existing electronic resource an index based on the notion of association. We will also present preliminary work of how a subset of such associations, for ex- ample, topical associations, can be ac- quired by filtering a network of lexical co-occurrences extracted from a corpus.