Not as Easy as It Seems: Automating the Construction of Lexical Chains Using Roget's Thesaurus

  title={Not as Easy as It Seems: Automating the Construction of Lexical Chains Using Roget's Thesaurus},
  author={Mario Jarmasz and S. Szpakowicz},
  • Mario Jarmasz, S. Szpakowicz
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Morris and Hirst [10] present a method of linking significant words that are about the same topic. The resulting lexical chains are a means of identifying cohesive regions in a text, with applications in many natural language processing tasks, including text summarization. The first lexical chains were constructed manually using Roget's International Thesaurus. Morris and Hirst wrote that automation would be straightforward given an electronic thesaurus. All applications so far have used… CONTINUE READING
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