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A method for automatically building and evaluating dictionary resources

Klavans, Judith L.; Muresan, Smaranda

This paper describes a method toward automatically building dictionaries from text. We present DEFINDER, a rule-based system for extraction of definitions from on-line consumer-oriented medical articles. We provide an extensive evaluation on three dimensions: i) performance of the definition extraction technique in terms of precision and recall, ii) quality of the built dictionary as judged both by specialists and lay users, iii) coverage of existing on-line dictionaries. The corpus we used for the study is publicly available. A major contribution of the paper is the range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2002)
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May 10, 2013