Accession Number:

ADA458703

Title:

Chinese-English Semantic Resource Construction

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Report Date:

2000-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

We describe an approach to large-scale construction of a semantic lexicon for Chinese verbs. We leverage off of three existing resources-- a classification of English verbs called EVCA English Verbs Classes and Alternations, a Chinese conceptual database called HowNet, and a large-machine readable dictionary called Optilex. The resulting lexicon is used for determining appropriate word senses in applications such as machine translation and cross-language information retrieval.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE