Semantic Domains in Computational Linguistics

  • Alfio Gliozzo
  • Carlo Strapparava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 1-12
  3. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 13-32
  4. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 33-47
  5. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 49-68
  6. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 69-87
  7. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 89-100
  8. Alfio Gliozzo, Carlo Strapparava
    Pages 101-106
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1-25

About this book

Introduction

Semantic fields are lexically coherent – the words they contain co-occur in texts. In this book the authors introduce and define semantic domains, a computational model for lexical semantics inspired by the theory of semantic fields. Semantic domains allow us to exploit domain features for texts, terms and concepts, and they can significantly boost the performance of natural-language processing systems. Semantic domains can be derived from existing lexical resources or can be acquired from corpora in an unsupervised manner. They also have the property of interlinguality, and they can be used to relate terms in different languages in multilingual application scenarios. The authors give a comprehensive explanation of the computational model, with detailed chapters on semantic domains, domain models, and applications of the technique in text categorization, word sense disambiguation, and cross-language text categorization. This book is suitable for researchers and graduate students in computational linguistics.

Keywords

Computational linguistics Domain models Intensional learning Kernel methods Lexical coherence Lexical semantics Machine translation Multilingual domain models Multilinguality Natural-language processing Semantic domains Semantic fields Text ca

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfio Gliozzo
    • 1
  • Carlo Strapparava
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e, Tecnologica (IRST)Istituto Trentino di Cultura (ITC)PovoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e, Tecnologica (IRST)Istituto Trentino di Cultura (ITC)PovoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68158-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68156-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68158-8
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