A semantic similarity measure based on lexico-syntactic patterns
Alexander Panchenko, Olga Morozova, Hubert Naets; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (Main track: poster presentations), pp. 174-178, September 2012.
This paper presents a novel semantic similarity measure based on lexico-syntactic patterns such as those proposed by Hearst (1992). The measure achieves a correlation with human judgements up to 0.739. Additionally, we evaluate it on the tasks of semantic relation ranking and extraction. Our results show that the measure provides results comparable to the baselines without the need for any fine-grained semantic resource such as WordNet.