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RuThes Thesaurus in Detecting Russian Paraphrases

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 789)

Abstract

In this paper we study the contribution of semantic features to the detection of Russian paraphrases. The features were calculated on the Russian Thesaurus RuThes. First, we applied RuThes synonyms in clustering news articles, many of which had been created with rewriting (that is paraphrasing) of source news, and found significant improvement. Second, we applied several semantic similarity measures proposed for English thesaurus WordNet to RuThes thesaurus and utilized them for detecting Russian paraphrased sentences.

Keywords

Clustering News Articles Feature Thesaurus Paraphrase Detection Ontology Synonyms Part-whole Relations 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by Russian National Foundation, grant N16-18-02074.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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