CSH Webtalk by Anna Di Natale: “Colexification networks encode affective meaning”

Oct 30, 2020 | 15:0016:00

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Hub researcher Anna Di Natale will present her online talk within the seminar “Analysis of Complex Systems” on Friday, October 30, 2020 via Zoom. If you would like to join, please send and email to office@csh.ac.at 


Title: “Colexification networks encode affective meaning”




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.



Oct 30, 2020


Complexity Science Hub Vienna