Tailoring a broad coverage grammar for the analysis of dictionary definitions

Page265-275
AuthorSimonetta Montemagni
TitleTailoring a broad coverage grammar for the analysis of dictionary definitions
AbstractSyntactic analysis is the first step of a two-stage strategy for extracting semantic information from dictionary definitions. By parsing definitions with a broad coverage Italian grammar, the distinguishing properties of dictionary language can be discovered, namely, greatly reduced ambiguity and otherwise ill-formed input which occurs regularly in definition texts. These properties have been exploited for tailoring an existing parsing system to meet the needs of dictionary text type: a postprocessor which modifies and improves the parses produced by the general grammar has been added. This refinement is illustrated by means of examples.
SessionPART 3 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
Keywordscomputational lexicography, on-line dictionaries, specialized grammar, parsing dictionaries, semantic knowledge extraction, reusability of grammars.
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX92_1-037,
author = {Simonetta Montemagni},
title = {Tailoring a broad coverage grammar for the analysis of dictionary definitions},
pages = {265-275},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},
}
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