Dealing with specialized co-text in text mining: the verbal terminological collocations

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The aim of this paper is to organise lexical and conceptual knowledge by analysing a domain-specific corpus. The domain we focus on is the cork industry. Through the analysis of the corpus, we have found that some common verbs in Portuguese, such as “choose” and “separate” acquire a specialised value in the field under study. This was the starting point for the analysis of the terminological collocations where verbs are the core constituents. For the analysis of these verbal terminological collocations, we used natural language processing techniques, building simple and complex CQL structures with RegEx. The outcome of this analysis permits us to introduce a distinction between polylexical terms and terminological collocations. The terminological collocation is a reality of great relevance in specialised discourse, but unlike terms, it is not defined by conceptual criteria, but by morphological and syntactic criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActes de la conférence TOTh 2019
Subtitle of host publicationTerminologie & Ontologie: Théories et Applications
EditorsChristophe Roche, Catherine Brun
Place of PublicationChambéry
PublisherPresses Universitaires Savoie Mont Blanc
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-2-919732-80-7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
EventT.T.M. 2019 : Terminologie et Fouille de Textes: Session Satellite en parallèle avec la Conférence TOTh 2019 - Chambéry, France
Duration: 6 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

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PublisherPresses Universitaires Savoie Mont Blanc
ISSN (Electronic)2607-5008


ConferenceT.T.M. 2019 : Terminologie et Fouille de Textes
Abbreviated titleTTM 2019
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  • Text mining
  • Terminology
  • Lexicography
  • Collocation
  • Compounding
  • Definition
  • Natural language processing
  • Verbal terminological collocation


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