Building a Noun Taxonomy from a Children’s Dictionary

AuthorCaroline Barriere, Fred Popowich
TitleBuilding a Noun Taxonomy from a Children’s Dictionary
AbstractThis paper explores noun taxonomy extraction from a children's first dictionary. We suggest the use of such a dictionary because of its particular structure oriented toward the learning by children of a basic vocabulary used in everyday life. We discuss different ways of analyzing the dictionary definitions to find taxonomic links and we describe the implementation of some knowledge extraction and taxonomy construction techniques.
SessionPART 1 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
author = {Caroline Barriere, Fred Popowich},
title = {Building a Noun Taxonomy from a Children's Dictionary},
pages = {36-44},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},