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Short-term meaning shift: a distributional exploration

  • Authors
  • Del Tredici M, Fernández R, Boleda G
  • UPF authors
  • BOLEDA TORRENT, GEMMA; DEL TREDICI ., MARCO;
  • Authors of the book
  • -
  • Book title
  • Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
  • Publisher
  • Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
  • Publication year
  • 2019
  • Pages
  • 2069-2075
  • ISBN
  • ISBN - 2911
  • Abstract
  • We present the first exploration of meaning shift over short periods of time in online communities using distributional representations. We create a small annotated dataset and use it to assess the performance of a standard model for meaning shift detection on shortterm meaning shift. We find that the model has problems distinguishing meaning shift from referential phenomena, and propose a measure of contextual variability to remedy this.
  • Complete citation
  • Del Tredici M, Fernández R, Boleda G. Short-term meaning shift: a distributional exploration. In: -. Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. 1 ed. Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies; 2019. p. 2069-2075.