Towards Automatic Domain Classification of Technical Terms: Estimating Domain Specificity of a Term Using the Web
This paper proposes a method of domain specificity estimation of technical terms using the Web. In the proposed method, it is assumed that, for a certain technical domain, a list of known technical terms of the domain is given. Technical documents of the domain are collected through the Web search engine, which are then used for generating a vector space model for the domain. The domain specificity of a target term is estimated according to the distribution of the domain of the sample pages of the target term. Experimental evaluation results show that the proposed method achieved mostly 90% precision/recall.
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