Paper: Inducing Terminology For Lexical Acquisition

ACL ID W97-0314
Title Inducing Terminology For Lexical Acquisition
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 1997

Few attention has been paid to terminol- ogy extraction for what concerns the pos- sibilities it offers to corpus linguistics and lexical acquisition. The problem of detect- ing terms in textual corpora has been ap- proached in a complex framework. Termi- nology is seen as the acquisition of domain specific knowledge (i.e. semantic features, selectional restrictions) for complex terms and /or unknown words. This has useful implications on more complex text process- ing tasks (e.g. information extraction). An hybrid symbolic and probabilistic approach to terminology extraction has been defined. The proposed inductive method puts a spe- cific attention to the linguistic description of what terms are as well as to the statis- tical characterization of terms as complex units of information typ...