Paper: Creating Similarity: Lateral Thinking for Vertical Similarity Judgments

ACL ID P13-1065
Title Creating Similarity: Lateral Thinking for Vertical Similarity Judgments
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

Tony Veale Guofu Li Web Science and Technology Division, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Korean Advanced Institute of Science University College Dublin, and Technology, Yuseong, South Korea Belfield, Dublin D2, Ireland. Tony.Veale@gmail.com li.guofu.l@gmail.com Abstract Just as observing is more than just see-ing, comparing is far more than mere matching. It takes understanding, and even inventiveness, to discern a useful basis for judging two ideas as similar in a particular context, especially when our perspective is shaped by an act of linguis-tic creativity such as metaphor, simile or analogy. Structured resources such as WordNet offer a convenient hierarchical means for converging on a common ground for comparison, but offer little support for the divergent thinki...