Data mining and search enhancements using the Historical Thesaurus of English

Anderson, J., Alexander, M. , Kay, C. and Sarwar, M. (2011) Data mining and search enhancements using the Historical Thesaurus of English. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Search and Mining Entity-relationship Data, Glasgow, 24-28 Oct 2011, pp. 27-28. (doi: 10.1145/2064988.2065000)

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In this paper, we describe a new and unique thesaurus which allows us to address temporal aspects in search and data mining, and to improve context-based retrieval. We discuss the application of the Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE) to semantic tagging of texts from AD 700 to the current day, and present several use-cases where the power of HTE is highly exploitable for linguistics, information retrieval and computational approaches to meaning.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:diachronic semantics, historical text, non-standard text, ontology, semantic tagging, text dating, thesaurus, topic tagging
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alexander, Professor Marc and Kay, Professor Christian and Anderson, Mrs Jean and Sarwar, Mr Muhammad
Authors: Anderson, J., Alexander, M., Kay, C., and Sarwar, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
University Services > IT Services > E-Science

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
512051Enhancing repositories for language and literature researchers (ENROLLER)Jean AndersonJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)IRDEVREP/REPOSCRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
274471The Historical Thesaurus of English: The Final StagesChristian KayArts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)B/RG/AN5382/APNCRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE