Paper: Accumulation of Lexical Sets: Acquisition of Dictionary Resources and Production of New Lexical Sets

ACL ID P98-1053
Title Accumulation of Lexical Sets: Acquisition of Dictionary Resources and Production of New Lexical Sets
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors
  • Hai Doan-Nguyen (Institute of Information and Applied Mathematics Grenoble, Grenoble France)

This paper presents our work on accumulation of lexical sets which includes acquisition of dictionary resources and production of new lexical sets from this. The method for the acquisition, using a context-free syntax-directed translator and text modification techniques, proves easy-to-use, flexible, and efficient. Categories of production are analyzed, and basic operations are proposed which make up a formalism for specifying and doing production. About 1.7 million lexical units were acquired and produced from dictionaries of various ~pes and complexities. The paper also proposes a combinatorial and dynamic organization for lexical systems, which is based on the notion of virtual accumulation and the abstraction levels of lexical sets. Keywords: dictionary resources, lexical acquisition, ...