Latent Semantic Analysis is a natural language processing tools that allows estimating semantic distance between terms. The success of LSA is mainly based on the training corpus choice, which have been studied principally in English. This study focuses on studying LSA with regional Spanish corpus and evaluate the performance by identifying synonyms. We found that performance was slightly better than chance, concordantly with previous results. Standard LSA method cannot dynamically increase the training corpus. By using classifiers we combined multiple LSA models and showed that the use of automatic classifiers increase the performance.
Sociedad Argentina de Informática e Investigación Operativa