I must have missed your query regarding this topic, but you might wish to
look at a paper I wrote with Bruce Croft at SIGIR 1999 about concept
hierarchies, essentially automatic generation of hierarchical thesauri.
Also I did some work with a student of mine called Hideo Joho, who worked
on Marti Hearst's ideas, that work was published in ACM CIKM 2000 and a
poster in the HLT 2001 conference that is somewhat related.
Bruce Croft has a PhD student who is working on aspect of the concept
hierarchies, I think she had a paper at SIGIR 2001, her name is Dawn Lawrie.
At 10:55 27/01/02 +0100, Adam =?iso-8859-2?q?Przepi=F3rkowski?= wrote:
>This a brief summary of responses to my query regarding automatic
>thesaurus generation from large corpora. I am very grateful to Bob
>Krovetz, Johan Hagman, Sara Rydin and Bill Mann for helpful
>The following people worked or are working on automatic generation of
>meaningful hierarchical thesauri:
>Sharon Caraballo (esp. her recent Ph.D. dissertation available from
> her home page);
>Marti Hearst (a 1992 paper available from Marti Hearst's home page);
>Gregory Grefenstette (I found it more difficult to locate relevant
>Johan Hagman (results will be presented at JADT
>Sara Rydin (started work on this for her Ph.D. thesis).
>Virtually all of the work I located concentrates on automatic
>detection of hyponymy/hypernymy relations on the basis of textual
>clues such as "X, including x, y and z" (this normally implies that x,
>y and z are kinds of X).
>Bill Mann also mentions the the Oingo search engine which, it is
>claimed, actually takes advantage of such techniques.
> Adam P.
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