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Cross-lingual Semantic Relatedness Using Encyclopedic Knowledge

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Cross-lingual Semantic Relatedness Using Encyclopedic Knowledge
In this paper, we address the task of crosslingual semantic relatedness. We introduce a method that relies on the information extracted from Wikipedia, by exploiting the interlanguage links available between Wikipedia versions in multiple languages. Through experiments performed on several language pairs, we show that the method performs well, with a performance comparable to monolingual measures of relatedness. 1 Motivation Given the accelerated growth of the number of multilingual documents on the Web and elsewhere, the need for effective multilingual and cross-lingual text processing techniques is becoming increasingly important. In this paper, we address the task of cross-lingual semantic relatedness, and introduce a method that relies on Wikipedia in order to calculate the relatedness of words across languages. For instance, given the word factory in English and the word lavoratore in Italian (En. worker), the method can measure the relatedness of these two words despite the fact...
Samer Hassan, Rada Mihalcea
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where EMNLP
Authors Samer Hassan, Rada Mihalcea
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