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Botha, Eiselen & Van Huyssteen 2013

Botha, Zandré, E. Roald Eiselen, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2013. “Improving automatic compound semantic analysis using Wordnets.” PRASA 2013.

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English: Afrikaans, compound semantic analysis, semantic relations, Afrikaans WordNet, WordNet, wordnet extension, Wiki-resources

Afrikaans: Afrikaans, Afrikaans WordNet, samestellinganalise, semantiese analise, semantiese verhoudings, Wiki-hulpbronne, WordNet, WordNet-uitbreiding


English: Compound semantic analysis is the task of finding the correct internal relation between the constituents of a compound. In this paper we use a measure of semantic similarity based on the relations in the Afrikaans WordNet to determine the similarity between two Afrikaans compounds. We infer that if the different constituents of two compounds are semantically similar; the compounds will have the same internal semantic relation between the constituents. This wordnet-based approach is compared to existing approaches and we show that the approach attains similar precision; but lower recall. To improve recall; we investigate a method for automatically extending the Afrikaans WordNet based on freely available wiki-resources.

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On: Afrikaans