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Quantum Physics and LinguisticsA Compositional, Diagrammatic Discourse$
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Chris Heunen, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, and Edward Grefenstette

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.001.0001

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Distributional Semantic Models

Distributional Semantic Models

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(p.333) CHAPTER 12 Distributional Semantic Models
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Quantum Physics and Linguistics
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Stephen Pulman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.003.0012

A recent preoccupation in computational linguistics has been the attempt to combine compositional models of formal semantics of the Montagovian type with corpus-based distributional models of word meaning. This chapter describes some of the relevant history and background to this attempt, and surveys some recent approaches to ‘compositional distributional semantics’. It is argued that a failure to distinguish composition proper from one of its frequent side-effects, word-sense disambiguation, means that these approaches fail to demonstrate genuine compositionality. The chapter concludes with some suggestions as to how genuinely compositional distributional semantics might be achieved.

Keywords:   formal semantics, vector space models, semantic compositionality, word-sense disambiguation

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