Semantic transparency: challenges for distributional semantics

Bell, Melanie J. and Schafer, Martin (2013) Semantic transparency: challenges for distributional semantics. In: IWCS 2013 Workshop Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics, 19 March 2013, Potsdam, Germany.

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Using data from Reddy et al. (2011), we present a series of regression models of semantic transparency in compound nouns. The results indicate that the frequencies of the compound constituents, the semantic relation between the constituents, and metaphorical shift of a constituent or of the compound as a whole, all contribute to the overall perceived level of transparency. While not proposing an actual distributional model of transparency, we hypothesise that incorporating this information into such a model would improve its success and we suggest some ways this might be possible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: semantic transparency, distributional semantics
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 10:39
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 15:41

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