Paper: Word Epoch Disambiguation: Finding How Words Change Over Time

ACL ID P12-2051
Title Word Epoch Disambiguation: Finding How Words Change Over Time
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2012
Authors

In this paper we introduce the novel task of ?word epoch disambiguation,? defined as the problem of identifying changes in word us- age over time. Through experiments run us- ing word usage examples collected from three major periods of time (1800, 1900, 2000), we show that the task is feasible, and significant differences can be observed between occur- rences of words in different periods of time.