Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2013–14

Lexical Semantics

Session 1: Background to lexical semantics and word senses. Handout.

Reading:

  • Cruse, chapter 6 (sense ambiguity tests) Scanned Version
  • Cruse, chapter 3 (anomaly, semantic traits)
  • Cruse, chapter 2 and 5 for terminology and some core concepts

Session 2: Word sense disambiguation (WSD) algorithms. Handout.

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Session 3: Lexical Relations. Handout.

Reading (optional, very detailed!):

  • Miller et al. (1991) -- classic paper on WN, over 80 pages!
  • Cruse (1084), Lexical Semantics, Chapters 4.1-4.6 (Hyponymy, Compatibility)
  • Cruse (1984), Chapter 5.2 (Lexical Hierarchies)
  • Cruse (1984), Chapter 6.1-6.3 (Taxonomies)
  • Cruse (1984), Chapter 7 (Meronymies)

Session 4: Semantic Spaces and Semantic similarity. Handout.

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Session 5: The Semantics of Verbs. Handout.

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Session 6: Figurative Language. Handout.

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Session 7: Antonymy and sentiment detection. Handout.

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Session 8: Applications based on lexical semantics.