HowNet and the Computation of Meaning
It is widely acknowledged that natural language processing, as an indispensable means for information technology, requires the strong support of world knowledge as well as linguistic knowledge. This book is a theoretical exploration into the extra-linguistic knowledge needed for natural language processing and a panoramic description of HowNet as a case study. Readers will appreciate the uniqueness of the discussion on the definitions of the top-level classes HowNet specifies, such as things, parts, attributes, time, space, events and attribute-values, and the relations among them, and also the depth of the authors' philosophy behind HowNet.The book presents the attraction of HowNet's computability of meanings and describes how a software of the computation of meaning can collect so many relevant words and expressions and give a similiarity value between any two words or expressions.
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Meaning and Its Representation
Overview of HowNet
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agent antonymous attribute attribute-values categorial sememe Chinese characters Chinese dictionaries Chinese language Chinese word cHowNet_Api classification CoEvent combo box component computation of meaning computational linguistics concept definitions concept relations Concept Similarity Measure conj consequence corresponding database deduplication defined denoting description nodes doctor domain DWORD English word event sememe example Export FondOf Full Collapse function function words fuzzy search G_C=N G_C=V G_E=N E_E G_E=V given word GoDown|Ti GoInto|iŁA host HostOf human hypernym hyponyms initialize the data James Pustejovsky KDML keyword knowledge dictionary knowledge resources linguistic LocationFin Locationlni LocationThru modifier natural language definition natural language processing Noun Parameters part-of-speech PartPosition patient phrases possession Q_focus query expansion RelateTo search mode search result secondary features seed word list semantic roles serial number shown in Fig synclass Table target taxonomy things tool toolbar tree view types verbs word or expression WordNet words and expressions