Extracting Academic Senses: Towards An Academic Writer’s Dictionary

Hsin-Yun Chung, Li-Kuang Chen, Jason S Chang


Abstract
We present a method for determining intended sense definitions of a given academic word in an academic keyword list. In our approach, the keyword list are converted into unigram of all possible Mandarin translations, intended or not.The method involve converting words in the keyword list into all translations using a bilingual dictionary, computing the unigram word counts of translations, and computing character counts from the word counts. At run-time, each definition (with associated translation) of the given word is scored with word and character counts, and the definition with the highest count is returned. We present a prototype system for the Academic Keyword List to generate definitions and translation for pedagogy purposes. We also experimented with clustering definition embeddings of all words and definitions, and identifying intended sense in favor of embedding in larger clusters.Preliminary evaluation shows promising performance. This endeavor is a step towards creating a full-fledged dictionary from an academic word list.
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2021.rocling-1.44
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Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2021)
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2021
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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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Hsin-Yun Chung, Li-Kuang Chen, and Jason S Chang. 2021. Extracting Academic Senses: Towards An Academic Writer’s Dictionary. In Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2021), pages 339–345, Taoyuan, Taiwan. The Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP).
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