A distributional memory for German

Sebastian Padó, Jason Utt; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (LexSem 2012 workshop), pp. 462-470, September 2012.


This paper describes the creation of a Distributional Memory (Baroni and Lenci 2010) resource for German. Distributional Memory is a generalized distributional resource for lexical semantics that does not have to commit to a particular vector space at the time of creation. We induce a resource from German corpora, following the original design decisions as closely as possible, and discuss the steps necessary for a new language. We evaluate the German DM model on synonym selection task, finding that it can compete with existing models.

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