Collocation Extraction in Turkish Texts Using Statistical Methods

Metin S. K. , KARAOĞLAN B.

7th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, Reykjavik, İzlanda, 16 - 18 Ağustos 2010, cilt.6233, ss.238-0 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6233
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-642-14770-8_27
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Reykjavik
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İzlanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.238-0


Collocation is the combination of words in which words appear together more often than by chance. Since collocations are blocks of meaning, they play an important role in natural language processing applications (word sense disambiguation, part of speech tagging, machine translation, etc). In this study, a corpus of Turkish is subjected to the following statistical techniques: frequency of occurrence, mutual information and hypothesis tests. We have utilized both stemmed and surface form of corpus to explore the effect of stemming in collocation extraction. The techniques are evaluated by recall and precision measures. Chi-square hypothesis test and mutual information methods have produced better results compared to other methods on Turkish corpus. In addition, we have found that a stemmed corpus facilitates discrimination between successful and unsuccessful collocation extraction methods.