Paper: Augmenting Lexicons Automatically: Clustering Semantically Related Adjectives

ACL ID H93-1053
Title Augmenting Lexicons Automatically: Clustering Semantically Related Adjectives
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

Our work focuses on identifying various types of lexical data in large corpora through statistical analysis. In this paper, we present a method for grouping adjectives according to their mean- ing, as a step towards the automatic identification of adjectival scales. We describe how our system exploits two sources of linguistic knowledge in a corpus to compute a measure of similarity between two adjectives, using statistical techniques and a clustering algorithm for grouping. We evaluate the significance of the results produced by our system for a sample set of adjec- fives.