Paper: A Uniform Approach to Analogies Synonyms Antonyms and Associations

ACL ID C08-1114
Title A Uniform Approach to Analogies Synonyms Antonyms and Associations
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Recognizing analogies, synonyms, anto- nyms, and associations appear to be four distinct tasks, requiring distinct NLP al- gorithms. In the past, the four tasks have been treated independently, using a wide variety of algorithms. These four seman- tic classes, however, are a tiny sample of the full range of semantic phenomena, and we cannot afford to create ad hoc algo- rithms for each semantic phenomenon; we need to seek a unified approach. We pro- pose to subsume a broad range of phenom- ena under analogies. To limit the scope of this paper, we restrict our attention to the subsumption of synonyms, antonyms, and associations. We introduce a supervised corpus-based machine learning algorithm for classifying analogous word pairs, and we show that it can solve multiple-choice SAT analogy qu...