Schwab, Didier and Lim, Lian Tze and Lafourcade, Mathieu (2007) Conceptual Vectors, A Complementary Tool To Lexical Networks. In: Proceedings Of The 4th International Workshop On Natural Language Processing And Cognitive Science (NLPCS 2007), June 2007, Funchal, Madeira , Portugal .
There is currently much research in natural language processing focusing on lexical networks. Most of them, in particular the most famous, word-Net, lack syntagmatic information and especially thematic information (“Tennis Problem"). This article describes conceptual vectors that allows the representation of ideas in any textual segment and offers a continuous vision of related thematics, based on the distances between these thematics. We show the characteristics of conceptual vectors and explain how they complement lexico-semantic networks. we illustrate this purpose by adding conceptual vectors to wordNet by emergence,
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