2014 International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP)

20-22 Oct. 2014

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  • [Front matter]

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  • Automatic Arabic term extraction from special domain corpora

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    The availability of machine-readable Arabic special domain text in digital libraries, websites of Arabic university publications, and refereed journals fosters numerous interesting studies and applications. Among these applications is automatic term extraction from special domain corpora. These extracted terms can serve as a foundation for other applications and research, such as special domain di... View full abstract»

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  • “Wanyi···Ye···”

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):23 - 25
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    This paper discuses concessive compact construction “wanyi···ye···” from Chinese Information Processing. The simple sentence with “Wanyi” and “Ye” and the concessive compact construction of “wanyi···ye···” are similar in syntax, which have been distinguished at first. The semantic feature of concessive compact construction “wanyi···ye···” is subjective, which has been betrayed in different ways. View full abstract»

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  • The usage of Zongshi

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    Zongshi conjunction word, can be used in different syntax contexts. Zongshi usually directs a simple sentence which has been used as subordinate clause in compound sentence. Zongshi and other adverbs or conjunctions can express different logical relations in compound sentence. The original meaning of Zongshi is resuming or states a fact, which depends on the specific context. The sentence with Zon... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic type disambiguation for Japanese verbs

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    The interest has been increasing in recent years in extracting and analyzing evaluations and opinions of service or products from large bodies of text. It is important to classify predicates according to sense because whether or not a statement includes the speaker's opinion depends strongly on its predicate. It is generally assumed that Japanese part-of-speech (POS) for predicates is classified a... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic conceptual primitives computing in text classification

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):215 - 218
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    This paper presents a method for enhancing text classification performance with semantic computing. It adopts conceptual primitives with semantic relations as knowledge expression. Based on the semantic expression, it mined the association relation of primitives among different text classification, and these association rules take association relation as text classification feature. The presented ... View full abstract»

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  • A bottom-up method for analyzing the domain of a sentence group

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):128 - 131
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    Sentence group is a linguistic unit between a sentence and an article. It is mapped into contextual element, one of the four layers of linguistic conceptual space in HNC (Hierarchical Network of Concepts) theory. The contextual element is composed of three components: domain, situation and background, with domain in the head of them. To extract the domain and situation of a sentence group, this pa... View full abstract»

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  • Which performs better for new word detection, character based or Chinese Word Segmentation based?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):10 - 14
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    This paper proposed a novel method to evaluate the performance of New Word Detection (NWD) based on repeats extraction. For small-scale corpus, we put forward employing Conditional Random Field (CRF) as statistical framework to estimate the effects of different strategies of NWD. For the situations of large-scale corpus, as there is no infinity of annotated corpus, comparative experiments are unab... View full abstract»

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  • Category-associated collocative concept primitives extraction

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):219 - 223
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    Collocation is studied as an essential linguistic phenomenon in traditional natural language processing. Similarity, collocative concept primitives are introduced in HNC Concept Primitive Space to present the concept primitive pair co-occurring frequently. Collocative concept primitives can be studied with categories together as concept primitives usually contain category information. To explore t... View full abstract»

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  • Research on recognition of semantic chunk boundary in Tibetan

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):78 - 82
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    Semantic chunk is able to well describe the sentence semantic framework. It plays a very important role in Natural Language Processing applications, such as machine translation, QA system and so on. At present, the Tibetan chunk researches are mainly based on rule-methods. In this paper, according to the distinctive language characteristics of Tibetan, we firstly put forward the descriptive defini... View full abstract»

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  • Research on building Chinese semantic lexicon based on the concept definition of HowNet

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):29 - 33
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    Emotional tendency refers to people's attitude towards people or things. It is a kind of subjective judgments and it can be divided into several parts, such as praise or criticize, positive or negative, good or bad. The judgment of emotional words' emotional tendency and the problem of how to give emotional words a weight are the base of text tendency analysis. The study of semantic weight has bee... View full abstract»

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  • Imperative sentences with assertive mood

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    Imperative sentences with assertive mood(ISAM), being positioned between typical declarative sentences and typical imperative sentences, appear as declarative sentences, but perform the function of imperative sentences. They are characterized by their verbs indicating action classification and the verbs are named “performative verbs”. The essay firstly explains why an imperative sentence with asse... View full abstract»

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  • Information decompression of Xinjiang travel materials

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    Previous discussions on the translation of travel materials are mainly confined to functional and semeiotic perspectives. Authors of this paper hold that Xinjiang travel materials involve implicit information related to distinguished ethnical, geographical and historical cultures which cannot be absorbed comprehensively by English-speakers who do not share the same cultural backgrounds. They try t... View full abstract»

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  • The formation of modern Chinese imperative sentence combining

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    A comprehensive perception of the essence of human imperative behaviors and a thorough study of imperative sentences require researchers to shift their views from imperative sentences to imperative sentence combining. This research treats the linking patterns and manners between or among sentences within imperative sentence combining. The linking patterns refer to the linking between imperative se... View full abstract»

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  • A comparative study of nominal predicate sentences (NPS) and SHI (be) sentences

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):87 - 90
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    Nominal predicate sentences (NPS) in Chinese can be divided into two categories: NPS<sub>1</sub> and NPS<sub>2</sub>. NPS<sub>1</sub> that can be transformed into SHI (be) sentences are mainly assertive and static, whereas NPS<sub>2</sub> that can't be transformed into SHI sentences are mainly descriptive, declarative and dynamic. There are two main ... View full abstract»

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  • Improving malt dependency parser using a simple grammar-driven unlexicalised dependency parser

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):211 - 214
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    In this paper, we present an approach to integrate unlexicalised grammatical features into Malt dependency parser. Malt parser is a lexicalised parser, and like every lexicalised parser, it is prone to data sparseness. We aim to address this problem by providing features from an unlexicalised parser. Contrary to lexicalised parsers, unlexicalised parsers are known for their robustness. We build a ... View full abstract»

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  • Concepts identification of an NL query in NLIDB systems

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):230 - 233
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    This paper proposes a novel approach to capture the concept<sup>1</sup> of an NL query. Given an NL query, the query is mapped to a tagset, which carries the concepts information. The tagset was created by mapping every noun chunk to the attribute of a table (tableName.attributeNarne) and every verb chunk to a relation in the ER schema. The approach is discussed using the Courses Manag... View full abstract»

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  • A maximum entropy based reordering model for Mongolian-Chinese SMT with morphological information

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):175 - 178
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    Different order between Mongolian and Chinese and the scarcity of parallel corpus are the main problems in Mongolian-Chinese statistical machine translation (SMT). We propose a method that adopts morphological information as the features of the maximum entropy based phrase reordering model for Mongolian-Chinese SMT. By taking advantage of the Mongolian morphological information, we add Mongolian s... View full abstract»

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  • Sentiment classification using Enhanced Contextual Valence Shifters

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):224 - 229
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    We have explored different methods of improving the accuracy of sentiment classification. The sentiment orientation of a document can be positive (+), negative (-), or neutral (0). We combine five dictionaries from [2, 3, 4, 5, 6] into the new one with 21137 entries. The new dictionary has many verbs, adverbs, phrases and idioms, that are not in five ones before. The paper shows that our proposed ... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic processing of Chinese special structure ‘Ba-construction’

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):62 - 65
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    Ba-construction is a special syntactic structure in modern Chinese. This paper gives a short summary on these topics and extracts 500 sentences including Ba-construction from CCRL. After detail analysis of the samples' phrase structure, the author builds the rules for computer based on CFG. These rules are tested by CTT - a parsing tree tracer. The author also points out the problems existed in th... View full abstract»

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  • Logical operative processes of semantic grammar for machine interpretation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):95 - 98
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    The purpose of this paper is to identify and reveal the significance of primary logical operative processes of semantic grammar of any languages for the establishment of machine interpretation. This neo generative mechanism for logical semantic representation for machine interpretation has been systematically analyzed by logical linguistic and mathematical postulations. These logical operative pro... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic detection of subject/object drops in Bengali

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):91 - 94
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    This paper presents a pioneering attempt for automatic detection of drops in Bengali. The dominant drops in Bengali refer to subject, object and verb drops. Bengali is a pro-drop language and pro-drops fall under subject/object drops which this research concentrates on. The detection algorithm makes use of off-the-shelf Bengali NLP tools like POS tagger, chunker and a dependency parser. Simple lin... View full abstract»

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  • One-expression classification in Bengali and its role in Bengali-English machine translation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):162 - 165
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    This paper attempts to analyze one-expressions in Bengali and shows its effectiveness for machine translation. The characteristics of one-expressions are studied in 177 million word corpus. A classification scheme has been proposed for the grouping the one-expressions. The features contributing towards the classification are identified and a CRF-based classifier is trained on an authors' generated... View full abstract»

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  • Learning word embeddings from dependency relations

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):123 - 127
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    Continuous-space word representation has demonstrated its effectiveness in many natural language pro-cessing(NLP) tasks. The basic idea for embedding training is to update embedding matrix based on its context. However, such context has been constrained on fixed surrounding words, which we believe are not sufficient to represent the actual relations for given center word. In this work we extend pr... View full abstract»

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  • A novel query expansion method for military news retrieval service

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):183 - 186
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    Since most search engines retrieve documents strictly based on keywords, they cannot obtain other content that is similar in idea but different in keywords. Therefore, semantic query expansion is very important and ontology is a critical foundation for supporting semantic query expansion. Ontology has been used in Information Retrieval, Data Category, Library Sciences and Medical Sciences; however... View full abstract»

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