Paper: Wordfinding Problems and How to Overcome them Ultimately With the Help of a Computer

ACL ID W14-4726
Title Wordfinding Problems and How to Overcome them Ultimately With the Help of a Computer
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Our ultimate goal is to help authors to find an elusive word. Whenever we need a word, we look it up in the place where it is stored, the dictionary or the mental lexicon. The question is how do we manage to find the word, and how do we succeed to do this so quickly? While these are difficult questions, I believe to have some practical answers for them. Since it is unreasonable to perform search in the entire lexicon, I suggest to start by reducing this space (step-1) and to present then the remaining candidates in a clustered and labeled form, i.e. categorial tree (step-2). The goal of this second step is to support navigation. Search space is determined by considering words directly related to the input, i.e. direct neigh- bors (associations/co-occurrences). To this end many resources co...