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Exploring termhood using language models

TitleExploring termhood using language models
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFoo J
Conference NameNODALIDA 2011 workshop Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources
Keywordsterm extraction

Term extraction metrics are mostly based on frequency counts. This can be a problem when trying to extract previously unseen multi-word terms. This paper explores whether smoothed language models can be used instead. Although a simplistic use of language models is examined in this paper, the results indicate that with more refinement, smoothed language models may be used instead of unsmoothed frequency-count based termhood metrics.