Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The Generation of Representations of Word Meanings From Dictionaries

Chris Powell, Mary Zajicek, David Duce

Oxford Brookes University

This paper describes the generation of iconic and categorical representations of word meaning, in propositional form, from the WordNet lexical database. These are derived from the list of synonyms, the descriptive gloss, and from the hypernym and meronym relations of each WordNet word sense. We demonstrate that these representations promote identification and discrimination, these being suggested qualities of representations of meaning, and finally suggest that these representations have further applications in language engineering.

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Bibliographic reference.  Powell, Chris / Zajicek, Mary / Duce, David (2000): "The generation of representations of word meanings from dictionaries", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 482-485.