The Impact of Automatic Term Recognition on the Definition of a Term Cover Image

Automatické vyhledávání termínů a jeho dopad na definici termínu
The Impact of Automatic Term Recognition on the Definition of a Term

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: term; terminology; automatic term recognition; termhood; data-mining; featureranking

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a new corpus-driven method for automatic term recognition (ATR) based on data-mining techniques. In our research, ATR is seen as a valuable resource for the theory of terminology. The main goal of our approach is not the recognition of terms in given academic disciplines but rather a contribution to the definition of the notion “term”. The basis for such definition improvement is provided by feature-ranking, which is a built-in function of the data-mining tools and is able to determine the impact of individual statistical and linguistic features of word-forms on the accuracy of the ATR method. One of the basic characteristics of a term, its terminological strength (or termhood) depends on the combination of the most significant features in a given word-form.

  • Issue Year: 91/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-19
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Czech