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Revisiting the potentialities of a mechanical thesaurus.

Priss, Uta and Old, L John (2009) Revisiting the potentialities of a mechanical thesaurus. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis, ICFCA. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5548 . Springer-Verlag, pp. 284-298. ISBN 978-3-642-01814-5

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This paper revisits the lattice-based thesaurus models which Margaret Masterman used for machine translation in the 1950’s and 60’s. Masterman’s notions are mapped onto modern, Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) terminology and three of her thesaurus algorithms are formalised with FCA methods. The impact of the historical and social situatedness of Roget’s Thesaurus on such algorithms is considered. The paper concludes by discussing connections between Masterman’s research and modern research

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-642-01814-5
Additional Information: paper presented at ICFCA 2009 - Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, May 21-24, 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: lattice-based thesaurus; Margaret Masterman; formal concept analysis;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3474
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 08:40
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 14:43
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3474

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