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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2014.235
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-45738
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4573/
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Rassi, Amanda P. ; Baptista, Jorge ; Vale, Oto

Automatic Detection of Proverbs and their Variants

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Abstract

This article presents the task of automatic detection of proverbs in Brazilian Portuguese, from the intersection of the regular syntactic structure of proverbs and their core elements. We created finite-state automata that enabled us to look for these word combinations in running texts. The rationale behind this method consists in the fact that although proverbs may have a normal sentence structure and often a very commonly used lexicon, their specific word-combinations may enables us to identify them and their variants irrespective of the syntactic or structural changes the proverb may undergo. The goal of this task is to gather the largest number of proverbs and their variants. The results showed precision 60.15%.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{rassi_et_al:OASIcs:2014:4573,
  author =	{Amanda P. Rassi and Jorge Baptista and Oto Vale},
  title =	{{Automatic Detection of Proverbs and their Variants}},
  booktitle =	{3rd Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies},
  pages =	{235--249},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-68-2},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{38},
  editor =	{Maria Jo{\~a}o Varanda Pereira and Jos{\'e} Paulo Leal and Alberto Sim{\~o}es},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4573},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-45738},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2014.235},
  annote =	{Keywords: Brazilian Portuguese, proverbs, syntactic structure, core element, variation}
}

Keywords: Brazilian Portuguese, proverbs, syntactic structure, core element, variation
Collection: 3rd Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
Issue Date: 2014
Date of publication: 18.06.2014


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