MSc Thesis

MSc ThesisCasper Kuijjer

In August 2007 I became a Master of Science in the field of Artificial Intelligence by writing my master thesis.

My thesis describes an unsupervised technique to expand semantic lexicons using Information Extraction. The technique consists of a bootstrapping algorithm that iteratively finds a small expansion to the semantic lexicon. In each iteration the algorithm:

I applied this technique on a corpus of about 40.000 movie reviews taken from and semantic lexicons consisting of movie titles, actors and certifications (e.g. R, PG-13).