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The Use of yig-cha and chos-kyi-rnam-grangs in Computing Lexical Cohesion for Tibetan Topic Boundary Detection

Hackett, Paul G.

To properly implement a simple Tibetan Information Retrieval (IR) system segmentation of one form or another (n-gram, POS-tagging, dictionary substring matching, etc.) must be performed (see Hackett (2000b)). To take Tibetan indexing to a more sophisticated level however, some form of topic detection must be employed. This paper reports the results of a pilot study on the application to Tibetan of one technique for topic boundary detection: Lexical Cohesion. The resources developed and deployed, the theoretical model used, and its potential applications are discussed.

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American Institute of Buddhist Studies
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May 31, 2011

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Proceedings of the 12th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Vancouver, BC, August 15-21, 2010 — Information Technology Panel.