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JSW 2014 Vol.9(9): 2461-2466 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.9.2461-2466

Semantic Similarity Computation Based on Multi-feature Combination using HowNet

Peiying Zhang1, Zhanshan Zhang2, Weishan Zhang1, Chunlei Wu1
1China University of Petroleum (East China)/ College of computer and communication engineering, QingDao, China
2Tongji University / International School, Shanghai, China


Abstract—Semantic similarity between words is becoming a generic problems for many applications of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence. The difficulty lies in how to develop a computational method that is capable of generating satisfactory results close to how humans perceive. This paper proposes a semantic similarity approach that is based on multi-feature combination. One of the benchmarks is Miller and Charles’ list of 30 noun pairs which had been manually designated similarity measurements. We correlate our experiments with those computed by several other methods. Experiments on Chinese word pairs show that our approach is close to human similarity judgments.

Index Terms—semantic similarity, semantic distance, similarity computing, HowNet

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Cite: Peiying Zhang, Zhanshan Zhang, Weishan Zhang, Chunlei Wu, "Semantic Similarity Computation Based on Multi-feature Combination using HowNet," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 2461-2466, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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