Vocabulary Expansion by Semantic Extraction of Medical Terms
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposiumon Languages in Biology and Medicine, 2013, 63-68 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Automatic methods for vocabulary expansion are valuable in supporting the development of terminological resources. Here, we evaluate two methods based on distributional semantics for extracting terms that belong to a certain semantic category. In a list of 1000 terms extracted from a corpus of Swedish medical text, the best method obtains a recall of 0.53 and 0.88, respectively, for identifying 90 terms that are known to belong to the semantic categories Medical Finding and Pharmaceutical Drug.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 63-68 p.
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98599ISBN: 978-4-9907802-0-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-98599DiVA: diva2:684530
The 5th International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM 2013), Tokyo, Japan, 12 - 13 December, 2013