Technical terminology: some linguistic properties and an algorithm for identification in text

@article{Justeson1995TechnicalTS,
  title={Technical terminology: some linguistic properties and an algorithm for identification in text},
  author={John S. Justeson and Slava M. Katz},
  journal={Natural Language Engineering},
  year={1995},
  volume={1},
  pages={9-27}
}
This paper identifies some linguistic properties of technical terminology, and uses them to formulate an algorithm for identifying technical terms in running text. The grammatical properties discussed are preferred phrase structures: technical terms consist mostly of noun phrases containing adjectives, nouns, and occasionally prepositions; rarely do terms contain verbs, adverbs, or conjunctions. The discourse properties are patterns of repetition that distinguish noun phrases that are technical… CONTINUE READING
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