Title: Monitoring Polysemy: Word Space Models as a Tool for Large-Scale Lexical Semantic Analysis
Authors: Heylen, Kris * ×
Wielfaert, Thomas *
Geeraerts, Dirk *
Speelman, Dirk #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier BV, North-Holland
Series Title: Lingua: International Review of General Linguistics vol:157 pages:153-172
Abstract: This paper demonstrates how token-level word space models (a distributional semantic technique that was originally developed in statistical natural language processing) can be developed into a heuristic tool to support lexicological and lexicographical analyses of large amounts of corpus data. The paper provides a non-technical introduction to the statistical methods and illustrates with a case study analysis of the Dutch polysemous noun 'monitor' how token-level word space models in combination with visualisation techniques allow human analysts to identify semantic patterns in an unstructured set of attestations. Additionally, we show how the interactive features of the visualisation make it possible to explore the effect of different contextual factors on the distributional model.
ISSN: 0024-3841
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL), Leuven
Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL), Campus Sint-Andries Antwerp
Linguistics Research Unit - miscellaneous
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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