Title Using WordNet to Measure Semantic Orientations of Adjectives
Author(s) Jaap Kamps, Maarten Marx, Robert J. Mokken, Maarten de Rijke

Language & Inference Technology Group ILLC, University of Amsterdam

Session P10-W
Abstract Current WordNet-based measures of distance or similarity focus almost exclusively on WordNet's taxonomic relations. This effectively restricts their applicability to the syntactic categories of noun and verb. We investigate a graph-theoretic model of WordNet's most important relation--synonymy--and propose measures that determine the semantic orientation of adjectives for three factors of subjective meaning. Evaluation against human judgments shows the effectiveness of the resulting measures.
Keyword(s) WordNet Adjectives, Semantic Orientation, Distance Measures
Language(s) English
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