Prediction and semantic association

Thomas L. Griffiths, Mark Steyvers

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Abstract

We explore the consequences of viewing semantic association as the result of attempting to predict the concepts likely to arise in a particular context. We argue that the success of existing accounts of semantic representation comes as a result of indirectly addressing this problem, and show that a closer correspondence to human data can be obtained by taking a probabilistic approach that explicitly models the generative structure of language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15 - Proceedings of the 2002 Conference, NIPS 2002
PublisherNeural information processing systems foundation
ISBN (Print)0262025507, 9780262025508
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Annual Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, NIPS 2002 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Dec 9 2002Dec 14 2002

Publication series

NameAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
ISSN (Print)1049-5258

Other

Other16th Annual Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, NIPS 2002
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period12/9/0212/14/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

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    Griffiths, T. L., & Steyvers, M. (2003). Prediction and semantic association. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15 - Proceedings of the 2002 Conference, NIPS 2002 (Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems). Neural information processing systems foundation.