Paper: Leveraging Reusability: Cost-Effective Lexical Acquisition For Large-Scale Ontology Translation

ACL ID P06-1119
Title Leveraging Reusability: Cost-Effective Lexical Acquisition For Large-Scale Ontology Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

Thesauri and ontologies provide impor- tant value in facilitating access to digital archives by representing underlying prin- ciples of organization. Translation of such resources into multiple languages is an important component for providing multilingual access. However, the speci- ficity of vocabulary terms in most on- tologies precludes fully-automated ma- chine translation using general-domain lexical resources. In this paper, we pre- sent an efficient process for leveraging human translations when constructing domain-specific lexical resources. We evaluate the effectiveness of this process by producing a probabilistic phrase dic- tionary and translating a thesaurus of 56,000 concepts used to catalogue a large archive of oral histories. Our experi- ments demonstrate a cost-effective t...