Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Bilingual Lexicon Extraction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_78

Bilingual lexicon extraction is the task of automatically identifying a terms in a first language and terms in a second language which are translation f one another. In this context, a term can be either a single word or an expression composed of several words the full meaning of which cannot be derived compositionally from the meaning of the individual words. Bilingual lexicon extraction is itself a form of  cross-lingual text mining and is an essential preliminary step in many approaches for performing other  cross-lingual text mining tasks.

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