Paper: Multilingual Computational Semantic Lexicons in Action: The W YSINNW YG Approach to NLP

ACL ID P98-2215
Title Multilingual Computational Semantic Lexicons in Action: The W YSINNW YG Approach to NLP
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

Much effort has been put into computational lex- icons over the years, and most systems give much room to (lexical) semantic data. However, in these systems, the effort put on the study and representa- tion of lexical items to express the underlying contin- uum existing in 1) language vagueness and polysemy, and 2) language gaps and mismatches, has remained embryonic. A sense enumeration approach fails from a theoretical point of view to capture the core mean- ing of words, let alone relate word meanings to one another, and complicates the task of NLP by multi- plying ambiguities in analysis and choices in genera- tion. In this paper, I study computational semantic lexicon representation from a multilingual point of view, reconciling different approaches to lexicon rep- resentation: i) vag...