Paper: Multilinguality And Reversibility In Computational Semantic Lexicons

ACL ID W96-0513
Title Multilinguality And Reversibility In Computational Semantic Lexicons
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Poster Session
Year 1996
Authors

In this paper, we address the issue of generating multilingua.1 computational semantic lexicons from analysis lexicons, showing the necessity of rely- ing on a conceptual lexicon. We first discuss the type of information which should be found in NLP lexicons, whatever their use (analysis, generation, speech, robotics). We claim that we should take advantage of the existing large-scale analysis lex- icons and use tliem as the starting point in the process of building large-scale generation lexicons, by first reversing tliem and then enhancing them. Tliis implies having access to a conceptual lexi- con, which will serve as a pivot point between the analysis and the generation lexicons. We imple- mented the work reported here for Spanish and English MT projects, within the knowledge-based par...