[Fwd: Re: [Corpora-List] automatic definition construction/retrieval]

Carlos Rodriguez crodriguezp at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 18:35:01 CEST 2005

Hi Martin,

I don't know if Riloff's work will be useful to you, if you are looking
for classic, lexicographic definitions, since she works on Information
Extraction "dictionaries", or sets of useful extraction patterns for
specific tasks. If you are loking foe metalinguistic patterns, see below.
For a good description of definitional contexts, see:

Pearson, J. (1998) /Terms in Context./ Studies in Corpus Linguistics.
John Benjamins. Amsterdam

Two lines of work that are actual implementations come to mind, one by
Klavans, J. and Muresan, S. (2001) Evaluation of the DEFINDER System for
Fully Automatic Glossary Construction, /Proc. Am. Med. Inf. Ass. //Symp./

The other, my own: Rodríguez, C. (2004) Metalinguistic Information
Extraction for Terminology,/ 3rd International Workshop on Computational
Terminology/ (CompuTerm 2004) Coling, Geneve 2004.

Good luck

Carlos Rodríguez Penagos

CRodriguezP at turing.iimas.unam.mx
Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas
Institute of Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems
UNAM National Autonomous University, México

Martin Krallinger wrote:

> Dear all,


> I wonder if anybody could provide me with some advice related to tools

> or references related to the:


> 1) automatic construction of dictionary-like definitions of terms

> extracted automatically from free text articles, or alternatively


> 2) the retrieval of sentences which are likely to describe definitions

> of terms within documents would also be appreciated.


> For instance a domain specific example could be :

> [HpaB] : HpaB is a protein which promotes the secretion of a large set

> of effector proteins and prevents the delivery of non-effectors into

> the plant cell.


> I am actually aware of the following reference:


> @Article{ Riloff:1993,

> author = {Riloff,E.},

> title = {{Automatically Constructing a Dictionary for Information

> Extraction Tasks.}},

> journal = { Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on

> Artificial Intelligence.},

> pages = {811--816},

> year = {1993},

> }



> Thanks for any advice and best regards,



> Martin Krallinger



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