Significant lexical relationships

Ted Pedersen, Mehmet Kayaalp, Rebecca Bruce

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Abstract

Statistical NLP inevitably deals with a large number of rare events. As a consequence, NLP data often violates the assumptions implicit in traditional statistical procedures such as significance testing. We describe a significance test, an exact conditional test, that is appropriate for NLP data and can be performed using freely available software. We apply this test to the study of lexical relationships and demonstrate that the results obtained using this test are both theoretically more reliable and different from the results obtained using previously applied tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Editors Anon
PublisherAAAI
Pages455-460
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 13th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 96. Part 1 (of 2) - Portland, OR, USA
Duration: Aug 4 1996Aug 8 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 13th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 96. Part 1 (of 2)
CityPortland, OR, USA
Period8/4/968/8/96

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