Measuring historical word sense variation

@inproceedings{Bamman2011MeasuringHW,
  title={Measuring historical word sense variation},
  author={David Bamman and Gregory R. Crane},
  booktitle={JCDL},
  year={2011}
}
We describe here a method for automatically identifying word sense variation in a dated collection of historical books in a large digital library. By leveraging a small set of known translation book pairs to induce a bilingual sense inventory and labeled training data for a WSD classifier, we are able to automatically classify the Latin word senses in a 389 million word corpus and track the rise and fall of those senses over a span of two thousand years. We evaluate the performance of seven… CONTINUE READING
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