1992 AutomaticHyponymAcquisition

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Subject Headings: Relation Recognition, Lexical Acquisition, Hearst Lexical Pattern.

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We describe a method for the automatic acquisition of the hyponymy lexical relation from unrestricted text. Two goals motivate the approach: (i) avoidance of the need for pre-encoded knowledge and (ii) applicability across a wide range of text. We identify a set of lexicosyntactic patterns that are easily recognizable, that occur frequently and across text genre boundaries, and that indisputably indicate the lexical relation of interest. We describe a method for discovering these patterns and suggest that other lexical relations will also be acquirable in this way. A subset of the acquisition algorithm is implemented and the results are used to augment and critique the structure of a large hand-built thesaurus. Extensions and applications to areas such as information retrieval are suggested.

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 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
1992 AutomaticHyponymAcquisitionMarti HearstAutomatic Acquisition of Hyponyms from Large Text CorporaProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Linguisticshttp://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~hearst/papers/coling92.pdf10.3115/992133.9921541992