Synonymous Paraphrasing Using WordNet and Internet

  title={Synonymous Paraphrasing Using WordNet and Internet},
  author={Igor A. Bolshakov and Alexander F. Gelbukh},
We propose a method of synonymous paraphrasing of a text based on WordNet synonymy data and Internet statistics of stable word combinations (collocations). Given a text, we look for words or expressions in it for which WordNet provides synonyms, and substitute them with such synonyms only if the latter form valid collocations with the surrounding words according to the statistics gathered from Internet. We present two important applications of such synonymous paraphrasing: (1) style-checking… CONTINUE READING
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