Viewpoint-Based Measurement of Semantic Similarity between Words

  • Kaname Kasahara
  • Kazumitsu Matsuzawa
  • Tsutomu Ishikawa
  • Tsukasa Kawaoka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 112)


A method of measuring semantic similarity between words using a knowledge-base constructed automatically from machine-readable dictionaries is proposed. The method takes into consideration the fact that similarity changes depending on situation or context, which we call ‘viewpoint’. Evaluation shows the proposed method, although based on a simply structured knowledge-base, is superior to other currently available methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaname Kasahara
    • 1
  • Kazumitsu Matsuzawa
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Ishikawa
    • 1
  • Tsukasa Kawaoka
    • 1
  1. 1.NTT Communication Science LaboratoriesYokosuka-shi KanagawaJapan

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