Paper: Extracting Lexical Reference Rules from Wikipedia

ACL ID P09-1051
Title Extracting Lexical Reference Rules from Wikipedia
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

This paper describes the extraction from Wikipedia of lexical reference rules, iden- tifying references to term meanings trig- gered by other terms. We present extrac- tion methods geared to cover the broad range of the lexical reference relation and analyze them extensively. Most extrac- tion methods yield high precision levels, and our rule-base is shown to perform bet- ter than other automatically constructed baselines in a couple of lexical expan- sion and matching tasks. Our rule-base yields comparable performance to Word- Net while providing largely complemen- tary information.