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Title:
A larger-scale evaluation resource of terms and their shift direction for diachronic lexical semantics
Author:
Astrid van Aggelen: Centrum Wiskunde Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Antske Fokkens: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Laura Hollink: Centrum Wiskunde Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jacco van Ossenbruggen: Centrum Wiskunde Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Year:
2019
Conference:
NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland
Issue:
167
Article no.:
005
Pages:
44--54
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-10-02
ISBN:
978-91-7929-995-8
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Determining how words have changed their meaning is an important topic in Natural Language Processing. However, evaluations of methods to characterise such change have been limited to small, handcrafted resources. We introduce an English evaluation set which is larger, more varied, and more realistic than seen to date, with terms derived from a historical thesaurus. Moreover, the dataset is unique in that it represents change as a shift from the term of interest to a WordNet synset. Using the synset lemmas, we can use this set to evaluate (standard) methods that detect change between word pairs, as well as (adapted) methods that detect the change between a term and a sense overall. We show that performance on the new data set is much lower than earlier reported findings, setting a new standard.

Keywords: diachronic lexical semantics distributional semantics Digital Humanities

NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland

Author:
Astrid van Aggelen, Antske Fokkens, Laura Hollink, Jacco van Ossenbruggen
Title:
A larger-scale evaluation resource of terms and their shift direction for diachronic lexical semantics
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NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland

Author:
Astrid van Aggelen, Antske Fokkens, Laura Hollink, Jacco van Ossenbruggen
Title:
A larger-scale evaluation resource of terms and their shift direction for diachronic lexical semantics
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