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Automatic analysis of word association data from the Evolex psycholinguistic tasks using computational lexical semantic similarity measures

Gaume, Bruno and Tanguy, Ludovic and Fabre, Cécile and Ho-Dac, Lydia-Mai and Pierrejean, Bénédicte and Hathout, Nabil and Farinas, Jérome and Pinquier, Julien and Danet, Lola and Peran, Patrice and De Boissezon, Xavier and Jucla, Mélanie Automatic analysis of word association data from the Evolex psycholinguistic tasks using computational lexical semantic similarity measures. (2018) In: 13th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2018), 11 September 2018 - 12 September 2018 (Krakow, Poland).

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Abstract

This paper is the fruit of a multidisciplinary project gathering researchers in Psycholinguistics, Neuropsychology, Computer Science, Natural Language Processing and Linguistics. It proposes a new data-based inductive method for automatically characterising the relation between pairs of words collected in psycholinguistics experiments on lexical access. This method takes advantage of four complementary computational measures of semantic similarity. We compare these techniques by assessing their correlation with a manual categorisation of 559 distinct word pairs, and with the distribution of data produced by 30 test subjects. We show that some measures are more correlated than others with the frequency of lexical associations, and that they also differ in the way they capture different semantic relations. This allows us to consider building a multidimensional lexical similarity to automate the classification of lexical associations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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