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Legal Terms and Word Sketches: a Case Study



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of Fourth Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Languages Processing, RASLAN 2010.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Field Informatics
Keywords legal terms noun groups verb groups Word Sketches
Description At first we used the VaDis partial parser for recognition of the complex nominal constructions in a legal text -- the current version of the Penal Code of the Czech Republic. Headwords of the recognized structures are usually relevant legal terms. Then we employed the Sketch Engine to find Word Sketches of these relevant terms in a large corpus of the standard Czech Czes, because corpora of legal Czech texts are not available yet. In spite of the fact that we used common texts we obtained very good candidates for legal terms as a result. We also discuss relations between VerbaLex frames of the selected group of Czech verbs with financial meaning that occur in legal texts and Word Sketches found for some of these verbs. It appears that the combination of the valency frames and Word Sketches provides good candidates for the legal terms as well. The paper is conceived as a case study in which we describe collocational behaviour of the selected Czech noun phrases and also some verbs belonging to the financial domain.
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