Measuring Similarity from Word Pair Matrices with Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic Associations

Jin Matsuoka, Yves Lepage

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Abstract

Two types of semantic similarity are usually distinguished: attributional and relational similarities. These similarities measure the degree between words or word pairs. Attributional similarities are bidrectional, while relational similarities are one-directional. It is possible to compute such similarities based on the occurrences of words in actual sentences. Inside sentences, syntagmatic associations and paradigmatic associations can be used to characterize the relations between words or word pairs. In this paper, we propose a vector space model built from syntagmatic and paradigmatic associations to measure relational similarity between word pairs from the sentences contained in a small corpus. We conduct two experiments with different datasets: SemEval-2012 task 2, and 400 word analogy quizzes. The experimental results show that our proposed method is effective when using a small corpus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, CogALex 2014 at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2014
EditorsMichael Zock, Reinhard Rapp, Reinhard Rapp, Chu-Ren Huang
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages77-86
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781873769331
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, CogALex 2014 at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2014 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2014 Aug 23 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, CogALex 2014 at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2014

Conference

Conference4th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, CogALex 2014 at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2014
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period14/8/23 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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