Paper: Sensicon: An Automatically Constructed Sensorial Lexicon

ACL ID D14-1160
Title Sensicon: An Automatically Constructed Sensorial Lexicon
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Connecting words with senses, namely, sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, to comprehend the sensorial information in language is a straightforward task for hu- mans by using commonsense knowledge. With this in mind, a lexicon associating words with senses would be crucial for the computational tasks aiming at interpreta- tion of language. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no systematic at- tempt in the literature to build such a re- source. In this paper, we present a senso- rial lexicon that associates English words with senses. To obtain this resource, we apply a computational method based on bootstrapping and corpus statistics. The quality of the resulting lexicon is evaluated with a gold standard created via crowd- sourcing. The results show that a sim- ple classifier...