LINGUIST List 11.921

Fri Apr 21 2000

Sum: Machine Translation of Compound Nouns

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Message 1: Machine Translation of Compound Nouns

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 12:13:23 +0900 (JST)
From: Oliver Cromm <ocrommicsd4.tj.chiba-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Machine Translation of Compound Nouns


For Query: Linguist 10.1937

Sorry for the great delay of this Summary.

I asked for resources on Machine Translation of Compound Nouns,
especially using corpora, statistics, or word similarity.

I received a lot of useful hints which I should have shared earlier.
1. and 2. are actually papers on MT of Comp. nouns, the other references
are more about extraction, interpretation, or give general literature
in the field.

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1. Gregory Grefenstette sent me his paper from the 
ASLIB "Translating and the Computer 21 Conference"

"The WWW as a Resource for Example-Based MT Tasks",

which Christian Jacquemin also pointed to. 

2. Francis Bond <bondcsli.stanford.edu> referred two papers in TMI-99 by
Takaaki Tanaka <takaakicslab.kecl.ntt.co.jp> and 
Kumiko Ohmori <kumikoisl.ntt.co.jp>, 
resp.

3. Gabriel Pereira Lopes refered the work of 
Antonio Ribeiro <ambardi.fct.unl.pt>, 
Gael Dias <ddgdi.fct.unl.pt> and 
Joaquim Ferreira da Silva <jfsdi.fct.unl.pt>
in the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Also, Henny Klein pointed to an Gael Dias-abstract at
http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/~Paola.Monachesi/personal/abstr/dias.html

On request, J. da Silva sent one paper of his.

4. Maria Lapata <mlapcogsci.ed.ac.uk> sent an abstract of her paper
"The Acquisition and Interpretation of Compound Nouns"

5. Ingo Plag <plagmbox.anglistik.uni-hannover.de> gave the reference to

Compound comprehension in isolation and in context. The contribution of
conceptual and discourse knowledge to the comprehension of novel noun-noun
compounds. By RALF MEYER. Linguistische Arbeiten, Band 2999 Tuebingen: 
Niemeyer, 1993. Pp. XIII, 224. Paper DM/SFr 106.00

and sent a review he has written of this book.

6. Piroska Lendvai <p.lendvaidpg.hu> quoted two interesting homepages with 
references:

http://www.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/clin/clin.html

7. Arthur Cater <Arthur.Caterucd.ie> gave the following reference:

"English Compound Noun Interpretation Using A Lexical Database"
Dermot McLoughlin, 1999. Unpublished and unexamined M.Sc. dissertation,
Dept of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4,
Ireland

together with a description of its contents.
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