Paper: Toward a cognitive organization for electronic dictionaries the case for semantic proxemy

ACL ID W08-1912
Title Toward a cognitive organization for electronic dictionaries the case for semantic proxemy
Venue Coling 2008: Proceedings of the workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning for Answering Questions
Session
Year 2008
Authors

We compare a psycholinguistic approach of mental lexicon organization with a com- putational approach of implicit lexical or- ganization as found in dictionaries. In this work, we associate dictionaries with ’small world’ graphs. This multidisciplinary ap- proach aims at showing that implicit struc- ture of dictionaries, mathematically iden- tified, fits the way young children catego- rize. These dictionary graphs might there- fore be considered as ’cognitive artifacts’. This shows the importance of semantic proximity both in cognitive and computa- tional organization of verbs lexicon.