Paper: “Not not bad” is not “bad”: A distributional account of negation

ACL ID W13-3209
Title “Not not bad” is not “bad”: A distributional account of negation
Venue Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality
Session
Year 2013
Authors

With the increasing empirical success of distributional models of compositional se- mantics, it is timely to consider the types of textual logic that such models are ca- pable of capturing. In this paper, we ad- dress shortcomings in the ability of cur- rent models to capture logical operations such as negation. As a solution we pro- pose a tripartite formulation for a continu- ous vector space representation of seman- tics and subsequently use this representa- tion to develop a formal compositional no- tion of negation within such models.