Seppälä, Selja (2010) « Automatiser la rédaction de définitions terminographiques : questions et traitements », dans RECITAL 2010, Montréal, Canada, 19-22 juillet 2010.
A manual corpus analysis of conceptual contexts is presented in order (i) to indicatively evaluate to what extent NLP methods can in principle be used to automate the production of terminographic definitions, and (ii) to identify central questions to be answered if one wants to further automate the task. The objective is to contribute to reflection on the challenges faced by the automation of this task. Through a series of analyses, the adequacy of extraction methods for defining or knowledge-rich contexts is examined in the light of the terminographic activity of definition writing. Precise questions emerge from these analyses relating to the relevance and the selection of the extracted information. Some solutions are proposed and their implications to NLP reviewed.