Automatic Extraction of Phrasal Expressions for Supporting English Academic Writing

  • Shunsuke Kozawa
  • Yuta Sakai
  • Kenji Sugiki
  • Shigeki Matsubara
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 4)


English academic writing is not easy for non-native researchers. They often refer to lexica of phrases on English research papers to know useful expressions in academic writing. However, lexica on sales do not have enough amount of expressions. Therefore, we propose a method for automatically extracting useful expressions from English research papers. We found four characteristics of the expressions by analyzing the existing lexicon of phrases on English research papers. The expressions are extracted from research papers based on statistical and syntactic information. In our experiment using 1,232 research papers, our proposed method achieved 57.5% in precision and 51.9% in recall. The f-measure was higher than the baselines, and therefore, we confirmed the feasibility of our method.


Noun Phrase Automatic Extraction Academic Writing Syntactic Information Syntactic Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shunsuke Kozawa
    • 1
  • Yuta Sakai
    • 1
  • Kenji Sugiki
    • 1
  • Shigeki Matsubara
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityFuro-cho, Chikusa-kuJapan

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