Measuring Conceptual Distance Using WordNet : The Design of a Metric for Measuring Semantic Similarity

@inproceedings{Lewis2002MeasuringCD,
  title={Measuring Conceptual Distance Using WordNet : The Design of a Metric for Measuring Semantic Similarity},
  author={William D. Lewis},
  year={2002}
}
This paper describes the development of a metric for measuring the semantic distance or similarity of words using the WordNet lexical database. Such a metric could be of use in development of search engines and text retrieval systems, tasks for which the richness of natural language can cause difficulty. Further, such a metric can prove invaluable to psycholinguists who wish to study lexical semantic similarity or speech errors (specifically malapropisms). 

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