A Method for Automatically Building and Evaluating Dictionary Resources

  title={A Method for Automatically Building and Evaluating Dictionary Resources},
  author={Smaranda Muresan and Judith L. Klavans},
This paper describes a method toward automatically building dictionaries from text. We present DEFINDER, a rule-based system for extraction of definitions from on-line consumer-oriented medical articles. We provide an extensive evaluation on three dimensions: i) performance of the definition extraction technique in terms of precision and recall, ii) quality of the built dictionary as judged both by specialists and lay users, iii) coverage of existing on-line dictionaries. The corpus we used for… CONTINUE READING
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