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Investigation into Human Preference between Common and Unambiguous Lexical Substitutions

Walker, Andrew; Siddharthan, Advaith and Starkey, Andrew (2011). Investigation into Human Preference between Common and Unambiguous Lexical Substitutions. In: 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 28-30 Sep 2011, Nancy, France, pp. 176–180.

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Abstract

We present a study that investigates that factors that determine what makes a good lexical substitution. We begin by observing that there is a correlation between the corpus frequency of words and the number of WordNet senses they have, and hypothesise that readers might prefer common, but more ambiguous words over less ambiguous but also less common ones. We identify four properties of a word that determine whether it is a suitable substitution in a given context, and ask volunteers to rank their preferences between two common but ambiguous lexical substitutions, and two uncommon but also unambiguous ones. Preliminary results suggest a slight preference towards the unambiguous

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 58884
Depositing User: Advaith Siddharthan
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 12:01
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 11:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58884
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