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A unified multilingual semantic representation of concepts

Camacho Collados, Jose ORCID:, Pilehvar, Mohammad Taher and Navigli, Roberto 2015. A unified multilingual semantic representation of concepts. Presented at: ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China, 26-31 July 2015. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers). pp. 741-751.

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Semantic representation lies at the core of several applications in Natural Language Processing. However, most existing semantic representation techniques cannot be used effectively for the representation of individual word senses. We put forward a novel multilingual concept representation, called MUFFIN, which not only enables accurate representation of word senses in different languages, but also provides multiple advantages over existing approaches. MUFFIN represents a given concept in a unified semantic space irrespective of the language of interest, enabling cross-lingual comparison of different concepts. We evaluate our approach in two different evaluation benchmarks, semantic similarity and Word Sense Disambiguation, reporting state-of-the-art performance on several standard datasets.

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Date Type: Publication
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Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 14:13

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