Paper: Lexically-Based Terminology Structuring: Some Inherent Limits

ACL ID W02-1403
Title Lexically-Based Terminology Structuring: Some Inherent Limits
Venue CompuTerm International Workshop On Computational Terminology
Session
Year 2002
Authors

Terminology structuring has been the subject of much work in the context of terms extracted from corpora: given a set of terms, obtained from an ex- isting resource or extracted from a corpus, identi- fying hierarchical (or other types of) relations be- tween these terms. The present paper focusses on terminology structuring by lexical methods, which match terms on the basis on their content words, taking morphological variants into account. Exper- iments are done on a ‘flat’ list of terms obtained from an originally hierarchically-structured termi- nology: the French version of the US National Library of Medicine MeSH thesaurus. We com- pare the lexically-induced relations with the original MeSH relations: after a quantitative evaluation of their congruence through recall and precisio...