Paper: Retrieving Collocations By Co-Occurrences And Word Order Constraints

ACL ID P97-1061
Title Retrieving Collocations By Co-Occurrences And Word Order Constraints
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

In this paper, we describe a method for automatically retrieving collocations from large text corpora. This method retrieve collocations in the following stages: 1) ex- tracting strings of characters as units of collocations 2) extracting recurrent combi- nations of strings in accordance with their word order in a corpus as collocations. Through the method, various range of col- locations, especially domain specific collo- cations, are retrieved. The method is prac- tical because it uses plain texts without any information dependent on a language such as lexical knowledge and parts of speech.