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Producing an Encyclopedic Dictionary using Patent Documents

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Producing an Encyclopedic Dictionary using Patent Documents
Although the World Wide Web has of late become an important source to consult for the meaning of words, a number of technical terms related to high technology are not found on the Web. This paper describes a method to produce an encyclopedic dictionary for high-tech terms from patent information. We used a collection of unexamined patent applications published by the Japanese Patent Office as a source corpus. Given this collection, we extracted terms as headword candidates and retrieved applications including those headwords. Then, we extracted paragraph-style descriptions and categorized them into technical domains. We also extracted related terms for each headword. We have produced a dictionary including approximately 400 000 Japanese terms as headwords. We have also implemented an interface with which users can explore our dictionary by reading text descriptions and viewing a related-term graph.
Atsushi Fujii
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where LREC
Authors Atsushi Fujii
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