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Checking and bootstrapping lexical norms by means of word similarity indexes
Behavior Research Methods (2012)
  • Yves Bestgen
  • Nadja Vincze
Abstract
In psychology, lexical norms related to the semantic
properties of words, such as concreteness and valence,
are important research resources. Collecting such
norms by asking judges to rate the words is very time
consuming, which strongly limits the number of words that
compose them. In the present article, we present a technique
for estimating lexical norms based on the latent semantic
analysis of a corpus. The analyses conducted emphasize the
technique’s effectiveness for several semantic dimensions.
In addition to the extension of norms, this technique can be
used to check human ratings to identify words for which the
rating is very different from the corpus-based estimate.
Keywords
  • Opinion mining
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Yves Bestgen and Nadja Vincze. "Checking and bootstrapping lexical norms by means of word similarity indexes" Behavior Research Methods Vol. 44 (2012) p. 998 - 1006
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yvesbestgen/15/