Automatic Paraphrasing of Japanese Functional Expressions Using a Hierarchically Organized Dictionary

  title={Automatic Paraphrasing of Japanese Functional Expressions Using a Hierarchically Organized Dictionary},
  author={Suguru Matsuyoshi and Satoshi Sato},
Automatic paraphrasing is a transformation of expressions into semantically equivalent expressions within one language. For generating a wider variety of phrasal paraphrases in Japanese, it is necessary to paraphrase functional expressions as well as content expressions. We propose a method of paraphrasing of Japanese functional expressions using a dictionary with two hierarchies: a morphological hierarchy and a semantic hierarchy. Our system generates appropriate alternative expressions for 79… CONTINUE READING

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