Adding dense, weighted connections to wordnet

TitleAdding dense, weighted connections to wordnet
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBoyd-Graber J, Fellbaum C, Osherson D, Schapire R
JournalProceedings of the Third International WordNet Conference
Pagination29 - 36
Date Published2006///

WORDNET, a ubiquitous tool for natural language processing, suffers from sparsity of connectionsbetween its component concepts (synsets). Through the use of human annotators, a subset of the
connections between 1000 hand-chosen synsets was assigned a value of “evocation” representing
how much the first concept brings to mind the second. These data, along with existing similarity
measures, constitute the basis of a method for predicting evocation between previously unrated