Corpus-Based Compositionality

  • Milena Garrão
  • Claudia Oliveira
  • Maria Claudia de Freitas
  • Maria Carmelita Dias
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3960)


This paper introduces another mode of semantic compositionality, particularly regarding verbal Multi-word Expressions (MWE). Our hypothesis is that with the increase in similarity between the paragraphs containing a certain MWE and its separate atomic lexical items, the compositionality between these items inside the MWE also increases. The results are consistent with this hypothesis.


Semantic Similarity Machine Translation Vector Space Model Word Sense Leftmost Column 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Garrão
    • 1
  • Claudia Oliveira
    • 2
  • Maria Claudia de Freitas
    • 1
  • Maria Carmelita Dias
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto Militar de EngenhariaRio de JaneiroBrazil

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