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Recognizing Acronyms and their Definitions in Swedish Medical Texts

Poster
Authors Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Dana Dannélls
Published in roceedings of the 5th Languages Resources and Evalutaion (LREC).
Publication year 2006
Published at Department of Linguistics
Department of Swedish
Language en
Keywords acronyms, medical terminology
Subject categories Computational linguistics

Abstract

This paper addresses the task of recognizing acronym-definition pairs in Swedish (medical) texts as well as the compilation of a freely available sample of such manually annotated pairs. A material suitable not only for supervised learning experiments, but also as a testbed for the evaluation of the quality of future acronym-definition recognition systems. There are a number of approaches to the identification described in the literature, particularly within the biomedical domain, but none of those addresses the variation and complexity exhibited in a language other than English. This is realized by the fact that we can have a mixture of two languages in the same document and/or sentence, i.e. Swedish and English; that Swedish is a compound language that significantly deteriorates the performance of previous approaches (without adaptations) and, most importantly, the fact that there is a large variation of possible acronym-definition permutations realized in the analysed corpora, a variation that is usually ignored in previous studies.

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