Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS


ATR4S: toolkit with state-of-the-art automatic terms recognition methods in Scala.

Authors

Astrakhantsev N.

Abstract

Automatically recognized terminology is widely used for various domain-specific texts processing tasks, such as machine translation, information retrieval or ontology construction. However, there is still no agreement on which methods are best suited for particular settings and, moreover, there is no reliable comparison of already developed methods. We believe that one of the main reasons is the lack of state-of-the-art methods implementations, which are usually non-trivial to recreate.
In order to address these issues, we present ATR4S, an open-source software written in Scala that comprises more than 15 methods for automatic
terminology recognition (ATR) and implements the whole pipeline from text document preprocessing, to term candidates collection, term candidates scoring, and finally, term candidates ranking. It is highly scalable, modular and configurable tool with support of automatic caching.
We also compare 13 state-of-the-art methods on 7 open datasets by average precision and processing time. Experimental comparison reveals that no single method demonstrates best average precision for all datasets and that other available tools for ATR do not contain the best methods.

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Keywords

automatic term recognition, terminology extraction, open source software

Edition

Language Resources and Evaluation. Nov 23:1-20.

Research Group

Information Systems

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