Hantology-A linguistic resource for Chinese language processing and studying

Ya Min Chou, Chu-ren Huang

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Abstract

Hantology, a character-based Chinese language resource is created to provide an infrastructure for language processing and research on the writing system. Unlike alphabetic or syllabic writing systems, the ideographic writing system of Chinese poses both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that a totally different resources structure must be created to represent and process speaker's conventionalization of the language. The rare opportunity is that the structure itself is enriched with conceptual classification and can be utilized for ontology building. We describe the contents and possible applications of Hantology in this paper. The applications of Hantology include: (1) an account for the diachronic development of Chinese lexica (2) character-based language processing, (3) a study of conceptual structure differences in Chinese and English, and (4) comparisons of different ideographic writing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages587-590
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 22 May 200628 May 2006

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGenoa
Period22/05/0628/05/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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