Paper: A Java Framework for Multilingual Definition and Hypernym Extraction

ACL ID P13-4018
Title A Java Framework for Multilingual Definition and Hypernym Extraction
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013
Authors

In this paper we present a demonstra- tion of a multilingual generalization of Word-Class Lattices (WCLs), a super- vised lattice-based model used to identify textual definitions and extract hypernyms from them. Lattices are learned from a dataset of automatically-annotated defini- tions from Wikipedia. We release a Java API for the programmatic use of multilin- gual WCLs in three languages (English, French and Italian), as well as a Web ap- plication for definition and hypernym ex- traction from user-provided sentences.