Paper: Characterising Measures Of Lexical Distributional Similarity

ACL ID C04-1146
Title Characterising Measures Of Lexical Distributional Similarity
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

This work investigates the variation in a word’s dis- tributionally nearest neighbours with respect to the similarity measure used. We identify one type of variation as being the relative frequency of the neigh- bour words with respect to the frequency of the tar- get word. We then demonstrate a three-way connec- tion between relative frequency of similar words, a concept of distributional gnerality and the seman- tic relation of hyponymy. Finally, we consider the impact that this has on one application of distribu- tional similarity methods (judging the composition- ality of collocations).