Automatic Extraction of Part-whole Relations

Debela Tesfaye, Michael Zock


The Web has become a universal repository of knowledge allowing to share information in a scale never seen before. Yet, with the growing size of the resource have grown the difficulties to access information. In this paper we present a system that automatically extracts Part-Whole relations among nouns. The approach is unsupervised, quasi language independent and does not require a huge resource like WordNet. The results show that the patterns used to extract Part-Whole relations can be learned from N-grams.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Tesfaye D. and Zock M. (2012). Automatic Extraction of Part-whole Relations . In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-16-7, pages 130-139. DOI: 10.5220/0004113801300139

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author={Debela Tesfaye and Michael Zock},
title={Automatic Extraction of Part-whole Relations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2012)
TI - Automatic Extraction of Part-whole Relations
SN - 978-989-8565-16-7
AU - Tesfaye D.
AU - Zock M.
PY - 2012
SP - 130
EP - 139
DO - 10.5220/0004113801300139