Acquiring an ontology for a fundamental vocabulary
Date of Issue2004
International conference on Computational Linguistics (20th : 2004 : Geneva, Switzerland)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
In this paper we describe the extraction of thesaurus information from parsed dictionary definition sentences. The main data for our experiments comes from Lexeed, a Japanese semantic dictionary, and the Hinoki treebank built on it. The dictionary is parsed using a head-driven phrase structure grammar of Japanese. Knowledge is extracted from the semantic representation (Minimal Recursion Semantics). This makes the extraction process language independent.