Chinese noun compound interpretation based on paraphrasing verbs

M. Wang, Chu-ren Huang, S. Yu, B. Li

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复合名词短语的语义解释的主要目的是 恢复修饰语和中心词之间隐含的语义关系。该文针对汉语复合名词短语的语义解释,首次采用动态的策略,提出了"基于动词的短语释义"的方法,利用语料库及 Web数据,自动获取复合名词短语的释义短语,实验结果表明,该方法不仅可以为复合名词短语提供多种可能的语义解释,而且能够反应相似的复合名词短语之间 细微的语义差别。此外,该文的研究结果可以服务于问答系统、信息检索、词典编纂等多个应用领域。 ||Noun compound interpretation is to recover the implicit semantic relation between the head and modifier.In this paper,we present a dynamic approach to use paraphrasing verbs to interpret the meaning of Chinese noun compounds automatically for the first time in the literature.The experimental results show that this approach not only provides the possible interpretations for one noun compound,but also reflects the subtle semantic differences of similar noun compounds.In addition,our research can be applied in some other fields such as question answering,information retrieval and lexicography. 
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
Journal中文信息学报 (Journal of Chinese information processing)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Chinese noun compounds
  • Interpretation
  • Paraphrase
  • Paraphrasing verbs

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