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Similarity of Semantic Relations

Peter D. Turney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Aug 2006
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
There are at least two kinds of similarity. Relational similarity is correspondence between relations, in contrast with attributional similarity, which is correspondence between attributes. When two words have a high degree of attributional similarity, we call them synonyms. When two pairs of words have a high degree of relational similarity, we say that their relations are analogous. For example, the word pair mason:stone is analogous to the pair carpenter:wood. This paper introduces Latent Relational Analysis (LRA), a method for measuring relational similarity. LRA has potential applications in many areas, including information extraction, word sense disambigu...
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free text keywords: Computer Science - Computation and Language, Computer Science - Information Retrieval, Computer Science - Machine Learning, H.3.1, I.2.6, I.2.7, Linguistics and Language, Artificial Intelligence, Language and Linguistics, Computer Science Applications, Vector space model, Computational linguistics, Information extraction, computer.software_genre, computer, Semantic similarity, Grey relational analysis, Semantics, Analogy, Computer science, Natural language processing, Singular value decomposition, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business
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