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Contrasting French nominal terms to common language NPs – towards a rule-based term extractor

TitleContrasting French nominal terms to common language NPs – towards a rule-based term extractor
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNagy, Á
Conference NameFirst Central European Conference in Linguistics for postgraduate Students
PublisherPázmány Péter Catholic University
Conference LocationBudapest
ISBN Number978-963-308-054-2
Abstract

The aim of the paper is (1) to point out the specificities of French nominal terms with respect to prepositional complements and adjectival adjuncts; and (2) to contrast the internal structure of nominal terms with that of common language NPs. This analysis is used to elaborate the rule-based module of an automatic term extractor, the main aim of which is to find nominal terms in a specialised text and to filter out common language nominal expressions.
This rule-based module is complemented with a rule-based filter. The corpora used for the analysis consist of the description parts of patents written in French.
As hypothesised, the results showed that already with rule based methods, high accuracy can be achieved. Without the rule-based filtering, the program produced high recall (0,82) and low precision (0,53). The filtering resulted in the increase in both the precision (0,66) and the recall (0,83).

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