Syntax is from Mars while Semantics from Venus! Insights from Spectral Analysis of Distributional Similarity Networks

Chris Biemann, Monojit Choudhury, and Animesh Mukherjee

Abstract

We study the global topology of the syntactic and semantic distributional similarity

networks for English through the technique of spectral analysis. We observe that

while the syntactic network has a hierarchical structure with strong communities

and their mixtures, the semantic network has several tightly knit communities along

with a large core without any such well-defined community structure.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Conference Short Papers
URLhttp://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P/P09/P09-2062.pdf
Pages245 - 248
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
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