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Computational Linguistics

Paola Merlo, Editor
June 2003, Vol. 29, No. 2, Pages 155-178
(doi: 10.1162/089120103322145298)
© 2003 Association for Computational Linguistics
A Model for Matching Semantic Maps between Languages (French/English, English/French)
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This article describes a spatial model for matching semantic values between two languages, French and English. Based on semantic similarity links, the model constructs a map that represents a word in the source language. Then the algorithm projects the map values onto a space in the target language. The new space abides by the semantic similarity links specific to the second language. Then the two maps are projected onto the same plane in order to detect overlapping values. For instructional purposes, the different steps are presented here using a few examples. The entire set of results is available at the following address: http://dico.isc.cnrs.fr.