This paper reports the results of our ongoing research into the automatic acquisition of causal knowledge. We created a new typology for expressing the causal relations - cause, effect, precondition) and means -based mainly on the volitionality of the related events. From our experiments using the Japanese resultative connective "tame", we achieved 80% recall with over 95% precision for the cause, precond and means relations, and 30% recall with 90% precision for the effect relation. The results indicate that over 27,000 instances of causal relations can be acquired from one year of Japanese newspaper articles.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)