WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database

WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database

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Overview

WordNet is an on-line lexical reference system whose design isinspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory;version 1. 6 is the most up-to-date version of the system.

WordNet, an electronic lexical database, is considered to be the most important resource available to researchers in computational linguistics, text analysis, and many related areas. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexicalized concept. Different relations link the synonym sets. The purpose of this volume is twofold. First, it discusses the design of WordNet and the theoretical motivations behind it. Second, it provides a survey of representative applications, including word sense identification, information retrieval, selectional preferences of verbs, and lexical chains.

Contributors
Reem Al-Halimi, Robert C. Berwick, J. F. M. Burg, Martin Chodorow, Christiane Fellbaum, Joachim Grabowski, Sanda Harabagiu, Marti A. Hearst, Graeme Hirst, Douglas A. Jones, Rick Kazman, Karen T. Kohl, Shari Landes, Claudia Leacock, George A. Miller, Katherine J. Miller, Dan Moldovan, Naoyuki Nomura, Uta Priss, Philip Resnik, David St-Onge, Randee Tengi, Reind P. van de Riet, Ellen Voorhees

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262061971
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 05/22/1998
Series: Language, Speech, and Communication
Pages: 449
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword by George A. Miller
Introduction
PART I
THE LEXICAL DATABASE
Chapter 1
Nouns in WordNet
George A. Miller
Chapter 2
Modifiers in WordNet
Katherine J. Miller
Chapter 3
A Semantic Network of English Verbs
Christiane Fellbaum
Chapter 4
Design and Implementation of the WordNet LeXical Database and
Searching Software
Randee I. Tengi
PART II
EXTENSIONS, ENHANCEMENTS, AND NEW PERSPECTIVES ON WORDNET
Chapter 5
Automated Discovery of WordNet Relations
Marti A. Hearst
Chapter 6
Representing Verb Alternations in WordNet
Karen T. Kohl, Douglas A. Jones, Robert C. Berwick, and Naoyuki Nomura
Chapter 7
The Formalization of WordNet by Methods of Relational Concept
Analysis
Uta E. Priss
PART III
APPLICATIONS OF WORDNET
Chapter 8
Building Semantic Concordances
Shari Landes, Claudia Leacock, and Randee I. Tengi
Chapter 9
Performance and Confidence in a Semantic Annotation Task
Christiane Fellbaum, Joachim Grabowski, and Shari Landes
Chapter 10
WordNet and ClassBased Probabilities
Philip Resnik
Chapter 11
Combining Local ConteXt and WordNet Similarity for Word Sense
Identification
Claudia Leacock and Martin Chodorow
Chapter 12
Using WordNet for TeXt Retrieval
Ellen M. Voorhees
Chapter 13
LeXical Chains as Representations of ConteXt for the Detection and
Correction of Malapropisms
Graeme Hirst and David StOnge
Chapter 14
Temporal IndeXing through LeXical Chaining
Reem AlHalimi and Rick Kazman
Chapter 15
COLORX: Using Knowledge from WordNet for Conceptual Modeling
J.F.M. Burg and R.P. van de Riet
Chapter16
Knowledge Processing on an EXtended WordNet
Sandra M. Harabagiu and Dan I. Moldovan
AppendiX Obtaining and Using WordNet
IndeX

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