Paper: Comparing Integrating Lexical Definitional Knowledge From Multiple Sources

ACL ID W04-2612
Title Comparing Integrating Lexical Definitional Knowledge From Multiple Sources
Venue Computational Lexical Semantics Workshop
Session
Year 2004
Authors

We discuss a computational mechanism for comparing and integrating lexical definitional knowledge, meanings and concept definitions of English words and phrases available from different sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, corpora of texts, and personal beliefs. Such a mechanism is needed in order to automate comparison and reconciliation of the definitional differences because completeness and correctness of definitional knowledge seriously affect the results of text processing, particularly classification, question answering, and summarization. 1 Problem Statement, Motivation 1.1 Same Word, Many Different Definitions What is the meaning of words and phrases? What concepts do they denote? Different sources of definitional knowledge, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, various t...