Accession Number:

ADA458682

Title:

Large-Scale Construction of a Chinese-English Semantic Hierarchy

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper addresses the problem of building conceptual resources for multilingual applications. We describe new techniques for large-scale construction of a semantic hierarchy for Chinese verbs, using thematic-role information to create links between Chinese concepts and English classes. We then present an approach to compensating for gaps in the existing resources. The resulting hierarchy is used for a multilingual lexicon for Chinese-English machine translation and cross-language information retrieval applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE