Paper: Co-Occurrence Vectors From Corpora Vs. Distance Vectors From Dictionaries

ACL ID C94-1049
Title Co-Occurrence Vectors From Corpora Vs. Distance Vectors From Dictionaries
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

A comparison W~LS made of vectors derived by using ordinary co-occurrence statistics from large text cor- pora and of vectors derived by measuring the inter- word distances in dictionary definitions. The precision of word sense disambiguation by using co-occurrence vectors frorn the 1987 Wall Street Journal (20M total words) was higher than that by using distance vectors from the Collins English l)ictionary (60K head words + 1.6M definition words), llowever, other experimen-- tal results suggest that distance vectors contain some different semantic information from co-occurrence vec- tors.