WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database

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Christiane Fellbaum
MIT Press, 1998 - Computers - 423 pages
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with a preface by George Miller
WordNet, an electronic lexical database, is considered to be the most important resource available to researchers in computational linguistics, text analysis, and many related areas. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexicalized concept. Different relations link the synonym sets.

The purpose of this volume is twofold. First, it discusses the design of WordNet and the theoretical motivations behind it. Second, it provides a survey of representative applications, including word sense identification, information retrieval, selectional preferences of verbs, and lexical chains.

Contributors: Reem Al-Halimi, Robert C. Berwick, J. F. M. Burg, Martin Chodorow, Christiane Fellbaum, Joachim Grabowski, Sanda Harabagiu, Marti A. Hearst, Graeme Hirst, Douglas A. Jones, Rick Kazman, Karen T. Kohl, Shari Landes, Claudia Leacock, George A. Miller, Katherine J. Miller, Dan Moldovan, Naoyuki Nomura, Uta Priss, Philip Resnik, David St-Onge, Randee Tengi, Reind P. van de Riet, Ellen Voorhees.

  

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Contents

Chapter
13
Chapter 1
23
Chapter 2
47
Chapter 3
69
Chapter 4
99
Chapter 5
131
Chapter 6
153
Chapter 7
179
Chapter 10
239
Chapter 11
265
Chapter 12
285
Lexical Chains as Representations of Context for the Detection and Correction
305
Chapter 14
333
Chapter 15
353
Knowledge Processing on an Extended WordNet
379
Appendix Obtaining and Using WordNet
407

Chapter 8
199
Chapter 9
217

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About the author (1998)

Fellbaum is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at princeton University and as Associate Professor at Rider University.

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