Resolution of Modifier-Head Relation Gaps Using Automatically Extracted Metonymic Expressions

  • Yoji Kiyota
  • Sadao Kurohashi
  • Fuyuko Kido
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3248)


This paper proposes a method of extracting metonymic expressions and their interpretative expressions from corpora and its application for the full-parsing-based matching method of a QA system. An evaluation showed that 79% of the extracted interpretations were correct, and an experiment using testsets indicated that introducing the metonymic expressions significantly improved the performance.


Evaluation Rate Computational Linguistics Novice User Relevant Text Text Collection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoji Kiyota
    • 1
  • Sadao Kurohashi
    • 2
  • Fuyuko Kido
    • 3
  1. 1.PRESTO, JST, Academic Center for Computing and Media StudiesKyoto UniversityKyoto
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoTokyo
  3. 3.Microsoft Co., Ltd.Tokyo

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