A Keyword Extraction Method Based on Lexical Chains

  • Xiao-yu Jiang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5370)


A lexical-chain-based keywords extraction method from Chinese texts is proposed in this paper, and an algorithm for constructing lexical chains based on HowNet knowledge database is given in the method, lexical chains are firstly constructing by calculating he semantic similarity between terms, then keywords are extracted according to the lexical chain’s intensity, the terms’ entropy and position. Unknown word recognition and semantic information between terms are considered in this method, which can significantly improve the effectiveness of keywords extraction. The preliminary experimental results show that the method gets better performance than other methods both in accurate-matching test and approximate-matching test.


lexical chain keyword extraction word similarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-yu Jiang
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    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Business SchoolBeijing Institute of Clothing TechnologyBeijingChina

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