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Vector spaces for historical linguistics : using distributional semantics to study syntactic productivity in diachrony

Perek, Florent. (2014) Vector spaces for historical linguistics : using distributional semantics to study syntactic productivity in diachrony. In: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. [Strandsburg], pp. 309-314.

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Abstract

This paper describes an application of dis- tributional semantics to the study of syn- tactic productivity in diachrony, i.e., the property of grammatical constructions to attract new lexical items over time. By providing an empirical measure of seman- tic similarity between words derived from lexical co-occurrences, distributional se- mantics not only reliably captures how the verbs in the distribution of a construc- tion are related, but also enables the use of visualization techniques and statistical modeling to analyze the semantic develop- ment of a construction over time and iden- tify the semantic determinants of syntactic productivity in naturally occurring data.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Kognitive Linguistik und Spracherwerbsforschung (Behrens, engl. Sprachw.)
UniBasel Contributors:PĂ©rek, Florent
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
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Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Language:English
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