MISC

2000年8月

Semantics analysis through elementary meanings - Theoretical foundation for generalized thesaurus construction

ACTA INFORMATICA
  • Y Kobuchi
  • ,
  • T Saito
  • ,
  • H Nunome

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開始ページ
1
終了ページ
19
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.1007/s002360050001
出版者・発行元
SPRINGER-VERLAG

Thesaurus is a collection of words classified according to some relatedness measures among them. In this paper, we lay the theoretical foundations of thesaurus construction through elementary meanings of words. The concept of elementary meanings has been advocated and utilized in compiling Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus. If each word is supplied with elementary meanings so that all its meanings are covered by them in a standard fashion, we can define various similarity measures for a given set of words. Here we take an axiomatic way to analyze semantic structure of word groups. Assuming an abstract semantic world, we deduce closed sets as generalized synonym sets. That is, we show that under certain natural axioms, we only need to consider closed sets as far as the semantics are concerned. We also show that the set of generalized synonyms described as a certain pair of closed sets has a lattice structure. In order to have a flexible thesaurus, we also analyze structure changes corresponding to three basic environmental changes: A new word-meaning relation is added, a new word or a new meaning is included with its word-meaning relations. Actually we give algorithms to have updated lattice structure from previous one for the three operations.


リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s002360050001
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000089074800001&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1007/s002360050001
  • ISSN : 0001-5903
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000089074800001

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