Paper: Finding Synonyms Using Automatic Word Alignment And Measures Of Distributional Similarity

ACL ID P06-2111
Title Finding Synonyms Using Automatic Word Alignment And Measures Of Distributional Similarity
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

There have been many proposals to ex- tract semantically related words using measures of distributional similarity, but these typically are not able to distin- guish between synonyms and other types of semantically related words such as antonyms, (co)hyponyms and hypernyms. We present a method based on automatic word alignment of parallel corpora con- sisting of documents translated into mul- tiple languages and compare our method with a monolingual syntax-based method. The approach that uses aligned multilin- gual data to extract synonyms shows much higher precision and recall scores for the task of synonym extraction than the mono- lingual syntax-based approach.