Frequently Asked Questions

What is the nature of the terms found within TerMine?

Given a target text, TerMine enumerates all potential terms by using a part-of-speech pattern. This process is to find term candidates that satisfy the linguistic requirement of being a term, but not all candidates are likely to be a term. TerMine uses a statistical measure to assess termhood (likelihood to be a term) to the candidates based on their frequency and nested relations. In short, a term with a high C-value score has a valid composition as a term from a linguistic point of view, occurs frequently in the target corpus but not as a part of other terms.