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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2014, Vol. 30 Issue (4): 41-47    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2014.04.07
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Chinese Synonyms Discovery Based on the Term Definition
Yin Xihong, Qiao Xiaodong, Zhang Yunliang
Institute of Scientific & Technical Information of China, Beijing 100038, China
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[Objective] Enlightened by Lesk's research about sense disambiguation, an approach based on the term definition to find synonyms is proposed. [Methods] This experiment set up the test set on the Chinese scientific and technical vocabulary system(new energy vehicles). First the Chinese word segmentation, part-of-speech tagging and manual correction of term definition are given. Then verbs and nouns content words are extracted, and the similarity of two terms is calculated according to the number of terms defined in the same content words and the position of the same content words. At last, according to the similarity and given threshold, the synonym relations are recommended. [Results] The precision, recall, F value is used to evaluate the effect of synonyms found, to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. The result shows that the method can achieve a high precision, but the recall is low. [Limitations] This method can not exclude terms with antisense relationships or related relationships, resulting in lower recall rate. [Conclusions] This method is simple and more effective, and can achieve a high accuracy, while higher recall rate is expected.

Key wordsTerm definition      Similarity algorithm      Synonyms found      Content words      Position     
Received: 06 January 2014      Published: 19 May 2014
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Yin Xihong, Qiao Xiaodong, Zhang Yunliang. Chinese Synonyms Discovery Based on the Term Definition. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2014, 30(4): 41-47.

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