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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2008, Vol. 24 Issue (9): 41-46    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2008.09.07
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Analysis of Lexical Cohesion Based on HowNet
Shi JingDai Guozhong 2
1(College of Computer Science and Engineering, Changchun University of Technology,Changchun 130021, China)
2(Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190,China)
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Lexical  cohesion provides an indicator of text structure and therefore, it has been used in many natural language process applications. The paper gives an approach of analyzing lexical cohesion based on HowNet. The knowledge of HowNet is represented in semantic network firstly. And then semantic paths are constructed heuristically between concepts of semantic networks  by inference. Lexical chains which express lexical cohesion are found based on semantic paths finally. The results of tests show that the lexical chains got by the introduced method are basically in accord with human’s intuition and the precision is reasonable.

Key words Lexical cohesion      Semantic Network      Text inference     
Received: 17 June 2008      Published: 25 September 2008


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Shi Jing,Dai Guozhong. Analysis of Lexical Cohesion Based on HowNet. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2008, 24(9): 41-46.

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