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Fri Dec 15 1995

Sum: History of Thesauri/Lexicography

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  1. Ute Smit, Summary: history of thesauri/lexicography

Message 1: Summary: history of thesauri/lexicography

Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 16:11:30 Summary: history of thesauri/lexicography
From: Ute Smit <>
Subject: Summary: history of thesauri/lexicography

About two weeks ago I posted a query on sources on the history of
lexicography and, more particularly, thesauri. As promised, I will now
post the summary of the responses.

Many thanks to Ernst Buchberger, Gavin O Se, Gregory Grefenstette and
Jerome Serme for replying to my question and providing me with the
following list of references:

 Buchberger E.: Form and Substance: Knowledge Representation by
 Thesauri, in Best H., et al.(eds.), Informations- und
 Wissensverarbeitung in den Sozialwissenschaften, Westdeutscher Verlag,
 Opladen, 1994.

 Chodorow M.S., Ravin Y., Sachar H.E.: A Tool for Investigating the
 Synonymy Relation in a Sense Disambiguated Thesaurus, in 2nd
 Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing, Association for
 Computational Linguistics, pp.144-51, 1988.

 Emblem, D.L. "Peter Mark Roget" Longman, London, 1970

 Fox E.A., Nutter J.T., Ahlswede T., Evens M., Markowitz J.: Building
 a Large Thesaurus for Information Retrieval, in 2nd Conference on
 Applied Natural Language Processing, Association for Computational
 Linguistics, pp.101-108, 988.

 Humphrey S.M.: Indexing Biomedical Documents: From Thesaural to
 Knowledge- Based Retrieval Systems, Artificial Intelligence in
 Medicine, 4(5), pp.343-372, 1992.

 Merkl D., Schweighofer E., Winiwarter W.: Automatic Knowledge
 Acquisition for Creating Nuclear Juridical Thesauri, in
 Proc. Post-COLING International Workshop on Directions of Lexical
 Research, Beijing, August, 1994.

 Merkl D., Schweighofer E., Winiwarter W.: CONCAT - Connotation
 Analysis of Thesauri Based on the Interpretation of Context Meaning,
 in Proc. 5th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems
 Applications (DEXA'94), Athens, Greece, September, (to appear), 1994.

 Michiels A., Noel J.: Approaches to Thesaurus Production, in Horecky
 J.(ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on
 Computational Linguistics, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1982.

 Miller G.A., Beckwith R., Fellbaum C., Gross D., Miller K.: Five
 Papers on WordNet, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University,
 CSL Report 43,1990.

 Morris J., Hirst G.: Lexical Cohesion Computed by Thesaural
 Relations as an Indicator of the Structure of Text, Computational
 Linguistics, 17(1), 21-48,1991.

 Quemada, Bernard "Les dictionnaires du fracais moderne 1539-1863:
 etude sur l'histoire, leurs types et leurs methodes'" Didier, Paris &
 Montreal ,1967, 684 p.

 Schweighofer E., Winiwarter W.: Refining the Selectivity of Thesauri
 by Means of Statistical Analysis, in Proc. Third International
 Congress on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, Frankfurt/M.,
 Indeks Verlag, 1993.

 Sedelow S., Sedelow W.: Recent Model-Based and Model-Related Studies
 of a Large-Scale Lexical Resource (Roget's Thesaurus), in Proceedings
 of the Fifteenth International Conference on Computational
 Linguistics, Vol.IV, pp.1223-1227, 1992.

 Shaikevich A.Y.: Automatic Construction of a Thesaurus from
 Explanatory Dictionaries, Automatic Documentation and Mathematical
 Linguistics, 19(2)76-89, New York, NY, US, 1985.

 Sparck-Jones, Karen 'Synonymy and Semantic Classification.'
 Edinburgh University Press. [Karen Sparck-Jones original Phd (1964)
 contains a long history of thesauri]

 Takenobu T., Makoto I., Hozumi T.: Automatic Thesaurus Construction
 Based on Grammatical Relations, in Mellish C.S.(ed.), Proceedings of
 the 14th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
 Morgan Kaufmann, San Mateo, CA, pp.1308-1313, 1995.

 Tietze, Andreas."Worterbucher, Dictionaries, dictionnaires: An
 international encyclopedia of lexicography", Berlin, Walter de
 Gruyter, 1991.

 Tsurumaru H., Hitaka T., Yoshida S.: An Attempt to Automatic
 Thesaurus Construction from an Ordinary Japanese Language Dictionary,
 in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational
 Linguistics (COLING-86), Institut fuer Angewandte Kommunikations- und
 Sprachforschung, Bonn, BRD, 1986.

 Wirth R.: Halbautomatische Erweiterung eines Thesaurus, in Stoyan
 H. (ed.): GWAI-85, 9th German Workshop on AI, Sep. 85, Informatik
 Fachberichte 118, Springer, Berlin, 1986.

 Yarowsky D.: Word-Sense Disambiguation Using Statistical Models of
 Roget's Categories Trained on Large Corpora, in Proceedings of the
 Fifteenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics,
 August 23-28, 1992, Vol.II, pp.454-460, 1992.

Ute Smit
Dept. of English
University of Vienna
Universitaetsstr. 7
A-1010 Vienna
Tel.: ++43/1/40 103/2512
Fax: ++43/1/40 60 444
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