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Semantic Relations Established by Specialized Processes Expressed by Nouns and Verbs: Identification in a Corpus by means of Syntactico-semantic Annotation
Nava Maroto | Marie-Claude L’Homme | Amparo Alcina
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

This article presents the methodology and results of the analysis of terms referring to processes expressed by verbs or nouns in a corpus of specialized texts dealing with ceramics. Both noun and verb terms are explored in context in order to identify and represent the semantic roles held by their participants (arguments and circumstants), and therefore explore some of the relations established by these terms. We present a methodology for the identification of related terms that take part in the development of specialized processes and the annotation of the semantic roles expressed in these contexts. The analysis has allowed us to identify participants in the process, some of which were already present in our previous work, but also some new ones. This method is useful in the distinction of different meanings of the same verb. Contexts in which processes are expressed by verbs have proved to be very informative, even if they are less frequent in the corpus. This work is viewed as a first step in the implementation ― in ontologies ― of conceptual relations in which activities are involved.


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Search Techniques in Corpora for the Training of Translators
Verónica Pastor | Amparo Alcina
Proceedings of the Workshop on Natural Language Processing Methods and Corpora in Translation, Lexicography, and Language Learning

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Linguistic Realization of Conceptual Features in Terminographic Dictionary Definitions
Esperanza Valero | Amparo Alcina
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Definition Extraction


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Retrieving Terminological Data from the TxtCeram Tagged Domain Corpus: A First Step towards a Terminological Ontology
Anna Estellés | Amparo Alcina | Victoria Soler
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In this paper we will focus on corpora as a resource for researching language processing for terminological purposes. Based on the TEI guide, we present the templates used to tag our TxtCeram corpus and its features when working with WordSmith, a text analysis tool. We present an experiment for studying the frequency of hyperonyms in the introduction section of texts, while testing WordSmith’s suitability to work with our tagged corpus.