Anna Di Natale: “Colexification networks encode affective meaning”

Apr 16, 2021 | 8:459:45

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Anna Di Natale will give an online talk at the annual conference of the Society for Affective Science on April 15 (3:30pm-4:30pm CET) and April 16 (08:45am-09:45am CET), 2021.




Colexification is a linguistic concept that has recently been used to assess the semantic similarity of words. Unfortunately, such assumption lacks validation at scale.

In her talk, Anna considers one form of meaning—affective meaning—and shows that colexification networks follow such relationships in the creation of links between words. Moreover, Anna explores the possible applications of such properties, in particular the unsupervised expansion of pre-existing affective lexica and the interpolation of affective meaning of words. She then compares the performance of the network method with a state of the art machine learning corpus method.


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Apr 16, 2021


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