Accession Number:

ADA458872

Title:

Extending the Lexicon by Exploiting Subregularities

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COMPUTER SCIENCE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper is concerned with the acquisition of the lexicon. In particular, we propose a method that uses analogical reasoning to hypothesize new polysemous word senses. This method is one of a number of knowledge acquisition devices to be included in DIRC Domain Independent Retargetable Consultant. DlRC is a kind of intelligent, natural language-capable consultant kit that can be retargeted at different domains. DIRC is essentially empty-UC UNIX Consultant, Wilensky et al., 1988. DIRC is to include the language and reasoning mechanisms of UC, plus a large grammar and a general lexicon. The user must then add domain knowledge, user knowledge and lexical knowledge for the area of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE