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Exploiting term relations for semantic hierarchy construction

C Joslyn, P Paulson, K Verspoor

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing 2008, ICSC 2008 | Published : 2008


This paper presents a method to induce semantic taxonomies by applying the lattice theoretical technology of Formal Concept Analysis to relations of predicates extracted from a natural language corpus. Our initial research results are in support of a future overall methodology for the semi-automatic construction of semantic hierarchies from term relations extracted from text. We describe our formal method for hierarchy construction, selection and processing of a test corpus for extracting verb-noun pairs from natural language, measurement and filtering of the resulting verb-noun term matrices for density optimization, and look at the resulting semantic hierarchies produced by FCA. © 2008 IEE..

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