Electric Words: Dictionaries, Computers, and Meanings

  title={Electric Words: Dictionaries, Computers, and Meanings},
  author={Yorick Wilks and Brian M. Slator and Louise Guthrie},
A short history of meaning symbolic accounts of definitional meaning primitives in meaning definition wordbooks as human artifacts - dictionaries and thesauri early computational approaches - tasks and tools text analysis and its relationship to dictionaries - dictionaries as texts the construction of modern lexicons automatic techniques for analyzing machine-readable dictionaries genus hierarchies and networks numerical methods for language processing automatic processing of bilingual… Expand
MindNet: Acquiring and Structuring Semantic Information from Text
An overview of the distinguishing characteristics of MindNet, the steps involved in its creation, and its extension beyond dictionary text are provided. Expand
Using Cycles and Quasi-Cycles to Disambiguate Dictionary Glosses
A novel graph-based algorithm for the automated disambiguation of glosses in lexical knowledge resources is presented based on the identification of edge sequences which constitute cycles in the dictionary graph and relate a source to a target word sense. Expand
The semantic analysis of of-phrases for word sense disambiguation
This paper will illustrate its contention with examples featuring o/phrases to show that semantically-oriented lexicons are absolutely essential if one wishes to develop systems able to parse phrases and recognize their heads, a necessary step in word sense disambiguation. Expand
Semantic Relations and the Lexicon: Antonymy, Synonymy and other Paradigms
This book explores how some word meanings are paradigmatically related to each other, for example, as opposites or synonyms, and how they relate to the mental organization of the authors' vocabularies, and argues that lexical relationships actually constitute their "metalinguistic knowledge". Expand
Inductive Lexica
Machine Learning techniques are useful tools for the automatic extension of existing lexical databases. In this paper, we review some symbolic machine learning methods which can be used to add newExpand
Automatic Extraction of Lexical Relations from Analytical Definitions Using a Constraint Grammar
  • Olga Acosta
  • Computer Science
  • Canadian Conference on AI
  • 2009
The preliminary results of a rule-based method for identifying and tagging elements in a hyponymy-hypernymy lexical relation for Spanish show that constraint grammars provide an efficient mechanism for doing more precise analysis of syntactic structures following a regular pattern. Expand
From Corpus to lexicon: from contexts to semantic features
This paper presents and experiment a corpus-based methodology to automatically build a componential representation of meaning in a lexicon (Rastier 1996), without any preliminary lexical resource. Expand
The Benefits of a Product-Independent Lexical Database with Formal Word Features
The history, some advantages and the constraints in the development of a product-independent database of formal word features developed on the basis of the Van Dale dictionaries for Dutch are described. Expand
Automated Discovery of Telic Relations for WordNet
A method is presented for automatically extending WordNet with the telic relationships proposed in Pustejovsky’s lexicon model and it is shown to be fruitful, inferring a number of useful relationships. Expand
The Interaction of Knowledge Sources in Word Sense Disambiguation
This work presents a sense tagger which uses several knowledge sources and attempts to disambiguate all content words in running text rather than limiting itself to treating a restricted vocabulary of words. Expand


Large Lexicons for Natural Language Processing: Utilising the Grammar Coding System of LDOCE
The development of a dictionary support environment linking a restructured version of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English to natural language processing systems is described and an evaluation of the utility of the grammar coding system for use by automatic natural language parsing systems is offered. Expand
The Oxford-Hachette French dictionary : French-English, English-French
This new edition provides the most recent vocabulary for both French and English, as well as additional new supplementary material, and includes an effective communication guide, a guide to writing letters, job applications and CVs and a completely new guide to using the telephone in France. Expand
Explorations in automatic thesaurus discovery
The aim of this monograph is to provide a catalog of words and phrases used in ThesaurusGeneration, as well as some examples of other writers' work, which have been used in similar contexts. Expand
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  • Linguistics with a Human Face
  • 1995
The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
  • 1994
LDOCE and its potential exploitation as an NLP resource. He is currently Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Liege. Michiels's address is
  • 1982