Yet Another Ranking Function for Automatic Multiword Term Extraction

  • Juan Antonio Lossio-Ventura
  • Clement Jonquet
  • Mathieu Roche
  • Maguelonne Teisseire
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8686)


Term extraction is an essential task in domain knowledge acquisition. We propose two new measures to extract multiword terms from a domain-specific text. The first measure is both linguistic and statistical based. The second measure is graph-based, allowing assessment of the importance of a multiword term of a domain. Existing measures often solve some problems related (but not completely) to term extraction, e.g., noise, silence, low frequency, large-corpora, complexity of the multiword term extraction process. Instead, we focus on managing the entire set of problems, e.g., detecting rare terms and overcoming the low frequency issue. We show that the two proposed measures outperform precision results previously reported for automatic multiword extraction by comparing them with the state-of-the-art reference measures.


Ranking Function Candidate Term Term Extraction Linguistic Pattern Text Mining Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Antonio Lossio-Ventura
    • 1
  • Clement Jonquet
    • 1
  • Mathieu Roche
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maguelonne Teisseire
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Montpellier 2, LIRMM, CNRS - MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Irstea, CIRAD, TETIS - MontpellierFrance

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