Probabilistic Modeling of Joint-context in Distributional Similarity

O Melamud, I Dagan, J Goldberger, I Szpektor, D Yuret

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Most traditional distributional similarity models fail to capture syntagmatic patterns that group together multiple word features within the same joint context. In this work we introduce a novel generic distributional similarity scheme under which the power of probabilistic models can be leveraged to effectively model joint contexts. Based on this scheme, we implement a concrete model which utilizes probabilistic n-gram language models. Our evaluations suggest that this model is particularly wellsuited for measuring similarity for verbs, which are known to exhibit richer syntagmatic patterns, while maintaining comparable or better performance with respect to competitive baselines for nouns. Following this, we propose our scheme as a framework for future semantic similarity models leveraging the substantial body of work that exists in probabilistic language modeling.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProbabilistic Modeling of Joint-context in Distributional Similarity. In CoNLL
StatePublished - 2014

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Place of conference:USA


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