Accession Number:

ADA458694

Title:

Construction of Chinese-English Semantic Hierarchy for Information Retrieval

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Report Date:

2000-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This paper describes an approach to large-scale construction of a semantic hierarchy for Chinese verbs. Leveraging off of an existing Chinese conceptual database called HowNet and a Levin-based English verb classification, we use thematic-role information to create links between Chinese concepts and English classes. The resulting hierarchy is used for multilingual lexicons in an English-Chinese cross-language information retrieval application. We demonstrate a structured syntax interface that exploits this large-scale hierarchy and its linages to WordNet for English-Chinese cross-language information retrieval.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE