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Conceptual exploration of semantic mirrors.

Priss, Uta and Old, L John (2005) Conceptual exploration of semantic mirrors. In: Third International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3403, 14th-18th February 2005, Lens, France.

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The "Semantic Mirrors Method" (Dyvik, 1998) is a means for automatic derivation of thesaurus entries from a word-aligned parallel corpus. The method is based on the construction of lattices of linguistic features. This paper models the Semantic Mirrors Method with Formal Concept Analysis. It is argued that the method becomes simpler to understand with the help of FCA. This paper then investigates to what extent the Semantic Mirrors Method is applicable if the linguistic resource is not a high quality parallel corpus but, instead, a medium quality bilingual dictionary. This is a relevant question because medium quality bilingual dictionaries are freely available whereas high quality parallel corpora are expensive and difficult to obtain. The analysis shows that by themselves, bilingual dictionaries are not as suitable for the Semantic Mirrors Method but that this can be improved by applying conceptual exploration. The combined method of conceptual exploration and Semantic Mirrors provides a useful toolkit specifically for smaller size bilingual resources, such as ontologies and classification systems. The last section of this paper suggests that such applications are of interest in the area of ontology engineering. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Print ISSN: 3540245251 & 9783540245254
Additional Information: In: Bernhard Ganter & Robert Godin (Editors). Proceedings of the third International Conference on Formal Concept Analaysis, Lens, France, 14-18 February 2005. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer & Gmbh, February 2005. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 3403.)419pp
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational methods; Formal logic; Mathematical models; Semantics; Ontologies; Bilingual dictionaries; Glossaries;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 400 Language > 410 Linguistics
100 Philosophy & psychology > 160 Logic
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1769
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 15:02
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 15:14
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1769

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