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Semantic Similarity: Foundations

Dégremont, Cédric and Venant, Antoine and Asher, Nicholas Semantic Similarity: Foundations. (2014) In: Logic and engineering of natural language semantics - LENLS10, 26 October 2013 - 28 October 2013 (Kanagawa, Japan).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10061-6_2


This paper investigates measures of semantic similarity between conversations from an axiomatic perspective. We abstract away from real conversations, representing them as sequences of formulas, equipped with a notion of semantic interpretation that maps them into a different space. An example we use to illustrate our approach is the language of propositional logic with its classical semantics. We introduce and study a range of different candidate properties for metrics on such conversations, for the structure of the semantic space, and for the behavior of the interpretation function, and their interactions. We define four different metrics and explore their properties in this setting.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-10061-6_2
HAL Id:hal-01136138
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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ERC Grant 269427
Deposited On:26 Mar 2015 15:19

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