Extracting Hyponymy Relation between Chinese Terms

  • Yongwei Hu
  • Zhifang Sui
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4993)


This paper studies the problem of the automatic acquisition of the hyponymy (is-a) relation in sentences and develops a new method for it. In this paper, we treat the task of identifying hyponymy relation as two separate problems and solve them based on the following three techniques: term type’s commonality, sequential patterns, property nouns and domain verbs.


hyponymy relation extraction pattern-based sequential pattern property noun domain verb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongwei Hu
    • 1
  • Zhifang Sui
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computational Linguistics (ICL)Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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