Adding dense, weighted connections to WordNet

Jordan Boyd-Graber, Christiane Fellbaum, Daniel Osherson, Robert Schapire

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WORDNET, a ubiquitous tool for natural language processing, suffers from sparsity of connections between its component concepts (synsets). Through the use of human annotators, a subset of the connections between 1000 hand-chosen synsets was assigned a value of "evocation" representing how much the first concept brings to mind the second. These data, along with existing similarity measures, constitute the basis of a method for predicting evocation between previously unrated pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGWC 2006
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings
PublisherMasaryk University
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)8021039159, 9788021039155
StatePublished - 2005
Event3rd International Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2006 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jan 22 2006Jan 26 2006

Publication series

NameGWC 2006: 3rd International Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings


Other3rd International Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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