German in Flux: Detecting Metaphoric Change via Word Entropy

@inproceedings{Schlechtweg2017GermanIF,
  title={German in Flux: Detecting Metaphoric Change via Word Entropy},
  author={Dominik Schlechtweg and S. Eckmann and Enrico Santus and Sabine Schulte im Walde and Daniel Hole},
  booktitle={CoNLL},
  year={2017}
}
This paper explores the information-theoretic measure entropy to detect metaphoric change, transferring ideas from hypernym detection to research on language change. We also build the first diachronic test set for German as a standard for metaphoric change annotation. Our model shows high performance, is unsupervised, language-independent and generalizable to other processes of semantic change. 

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