Acquiring an ontology for a fundamental vocabulary
Date of Issue2004
International conference on Computational Linguistics (20th : 2004 : Geneva, Switzerland)
School of Humanities 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.