Ranking and Selecting Synsets by Domain Relevance

Paul Buitelaar; Bogdan Sacaleanu

In: Proceedings of the WordNet and Other Lexical Resources: Applications, Extensions and Customizations. NAACL Workshop. Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2001.


The paper presents a novel method for domain specific sense assignment. The method determines the domain specific relevance of GermaNet synsets on the basis of the relevance of their constituent terms that co-occur within representative domain corpora. The approach is task independent and completely automatic. Experiments show results on three selected domains: business, soccer and medical.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz