Paper: Nothing like Good Old Frequency: Studying Context Filters for Distributional Thesauri

ACL ID D14-1047
Title Nothing like Good Old Frequency: Studying Context Filters for Distributional Thesauri
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Much attention has been given to the impact of informativeness and similar- ity measures on distributional thesauri. We investigate the effects of context fil- ters on thesaurus quality and propose the use of cooccurrence frequency as a sim- ple and inexpensive criterion. For eval- uation, we measure thesaurus agreement with WordNet and performance in answer- ing TOEFL-like questions. Results illus- trate the sensitivity of distributional the- sauri to filters.