dc.contributor.authorPaik, Kyonghee.
dc.contributor.authorBond, Francis.
dc.identifier.citationPaik, K., & Bond, F. (2001). Multilingual generation of numeral classifiers using a common ontology. 19th International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, pp.141-147.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we present a solution to the problem of generating both Japanese and Korean numeral classifiers using semantic classes from an ontology. Most nouns must use a numeral classifier when they are quantified in languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malay and Thai. In order to select an appropriate classifier, we propose an algorithm which associates classifiers with semantic classes and uses inheritance to list only exceptional classifiers with individual nouns. The algorithm generates sortal classifiers with an accuracy of 81%. We reuse the ontology provided by Goi-Taikei — a Japanese lexicon, and show that it is a reasonable choice for this task, requiring information to be entered for less than 6% of individual nouns.en_US
dc.format.extent7 p.en_US
dc.rights© 2001 19th International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Sociolinguistics::Computational linguistics
dc.titleMultilingual generation of numeral classifiers using a common ontologyen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.conferenceInternational Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (19th : 2001 : Seoul, Korea)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record