Automatic Acquisition of Chinese Words’ Property of Times

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7717)


Words’ property of times is an important type of additional meaning which represents the spirit of times. People get the information of times from words by their own experience, but automatic recognition by computers is still difficult. This paper proposes a method of automatic recognition of the property of times based on large-scale corpus, which uses the TF-IDF and TF-IWF values to quantify Chinese words’ property of times. Experiments on People’s Daily of 54 years show that words’ TF-IDF values aided with TF-IWF value outperform words’ frequency. Naïve Bayes classifier is also used in for automatic acquisition of words’ property of times, and it achieves satisfactory results.


Property of Times Frequency TF-IDF TF-IWF Naive Bayes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center of Language and InformaticsNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Novel Software TechnologyNanjing University NanjingNanjingChina

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