Technical Reports

The report FIMU-RS-2001-02

Finding Semantically Related Words in Large Corpora

by Pavel Smr¾, Pavel Rychlý, Slightly modified version of the paper published in the Proceedings of TSD 2001, Pilsen, Czech Republic. June 2001, 9 pages.

FIMU-RS-2001-02. Available as Postscript, PDF.


The paper deals with the linguistic problem of fully automatic grouping of semantically related words. We discuss the measures of semantic relatedness of basic word forms and describe the treatment of collocations. Next we present the procedure of hierarchical clustering of a very large number of semantically related words and give examples of the resulting partitioning of data in the form of dendrogram. Finally we show a form of the output presentation that facilitates the inspection of the resulting word clusters.

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