Paper: Automatic Discovery Of Term Similarities Using Pattern Mining

ACL ID W02-1408
Title Automatic Discovery Of Term Similarities Using Pattern Mining
Venue CompuTerm International Workshop On Computational Terminology
Year 2002

Term recognition and clustering are key topics in automatic knowledge acquisition and text mining. In this paper we present a novel approach to the automatic discovery of term similarities, which serves as a basis for both classification and clustering of domain-specific concepts represented by terms. The method is based on automatic extraction of significant patterns in which terms tend to appear. The approach is domain independent: it needs no manual description of domain-specific features and it is based on knowledge-poor processing of specific term features. However, automatically collected patterns are domain specific and identify significant contexts in which terms are used. Beside features that represent contextual patterns, we use lexical and functional similarities between terms t...