Looking for French deverbal nouns in an evolving Web (a short history of WAC)

@inproceedings{Hathout2009LookingFF,
  title={Looking for French deverbal nouns in an evolving Web (a short history of WAC)},
  author={Nabil Hathout and Franck Sajous and Ludovic Tanguy},
  year={2009}
}
This papers describes an 8-year-long research effort for automatically collecting new French deverbal nouns on the Web. The goal has remained the same: building an extensive and cumulative list of nounverb pairs where the noun denotes the action expressed by the verb (e.g. production produce). This list is used for both linguistic research and for NLP applications. The initial method consisted in taking advantage of the former Altavista search engine, allowing for a direct access to unknown… CONTINUE READING

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