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The distinction between linguistic and conceptual semantics in medical terminology and its implication for NLP-based knowledge acquisition

W Ceusters, F Buekens, Georges De Moor UGent and A Waagmeester (1998) METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE. 37(4-5). p.327-333
abstract
Natural language understanding systems have to exploit various kinds of knowledge in order to represent the meaning behind texts. Getting this knowledge in place is often such a huge enterprise that it is tempting to look for systems that can discover such knowledge automatically. We describe how the distinction between conceptual and linguistic semantics may assist in reaching this objective, provided that distinguishing between them is not done too rigorously. We present several examples to support this view and argue that in a multilingual environment, linguistic ontologies should be designed as interfaces between domain conceptualizations and linguistic knowledge bases.
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subject
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ontology, natural language, conceptual semantics, linguistic semantics
journal title
METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE
Methods Inf. Med.
volume
37
issue
4-5
pages
327 - 333
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000077676800004
ISSN
0026-1270
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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173198
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-173198
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2004-01-14 13:40:00
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  abstract     = {Natural language understanding systems have to exploit various kinds of knowledge in order to represent the meaning behind texts. Getting this knowledge in place is often such a huge enterprise that it is tempting to look for systems that can discover such knowledge automatically. We describe how the distinction between conceptual and linguistic semantics may assist in reaching this objective, provided that distinguishing between them is not done too rigorously. We present several examples to support this view and argue that in a multilingual environment, linguistic ontologies should be designed as interfaces between domain conceptualizations and linguistic knowledge bases.},
  author       = {Ceusters, W and Buekens, F and De Moor, Georges and Waagmeester, A},
  issn         = {0026-1270},
  journal      = {METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE},
  keyword      = {ontology,natural language,conceptual semantics,linguistic semantics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4-5},
  pages        = {327--333},
  title        = {The distinction between linguistic and conceptual semantics in medical terminology and its implication for NLP-based knowledge acquisition},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {1998},
}

Chicago
Ceusters, W, F Buekens, Georges De Moor, and A Waagmeester. 1998. “The Distinction Between Linguistic and Conceptual Semantics in Medical Terminology and Its Implication for NLP-based Knowledge Acquisition.” Methods of Information in Medicine 37 (4-5): 327–333.
APA
Ceusters, W, Buekens, F., De Moor, G., & Waagmeester, A. (1998). The distinction between linguistic and conceptual semantics in medical terminology and its implication for NLP-based knowledge acquisition. METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE, 37(4-5), 327–333.
Vancouver
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Ceusters W, Buekens F, De Moor G, Waagmeester A. The distinction between linguistic and conceptual semantics in medical terminology and its implication for NLP-based knowledge acquisition. METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE. 1998;37(4-5):327–33.
MLA
Ceusters, W, F Buekens, Georges De Moor, et al. “The Distinction Between Linguistic and Conceptual Semantics in Medical Terminology and Its Implication for NLP-based Knowledge Acquisition.” METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE 37.4-5 (1998): 327–333. Print.