Defining Words with Words: Beyond the Distributional Hypothesis

  title={Defining Words with Words: Beyond the Distributional Hypothesis},
  author={Iuliana-Elena Parasca and Andreas Lukas Rauter and Jack Roper and Aleksandar Rusinov and Guillaume Bouchard and Sebastian Riedel and Pontus Stenetorp},
The way humans define words is a powerful way of representing them. In this work, we propose to measure word similarity by comparing the overlap in their definition. This highlights linguistic phenomena that are complementary to the information extracted from standard context-based representation learning techniques. To acquire a large amount of word definitions in a cost-efficient manner, we designed a simple interactive word game, Word Sheriff. As a byproduct of game play, it generates short… CONTINUE READING


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