Predicting Word Maturity from Frequency and Semantic Diversity: A Computational Study
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Predicting Word Maturity from Frequency and Semantic Diversity: A Computational Study

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dc.contributor.author Jorge-Botana, Guillermo
dc.contributor.author Olmos, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Sanjosé López, Vicente
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-23T14:55:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-23T14:55:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/58603
dc.description.abstract Semantic word representation changes over different ages of childhood until it reaches its adult form. One method to formally model this change is the word maturity paradigm. This method uses a text sample for each age, including adult age, and transforms the samples into a semantic space by means of Latent Semantic Analysis. The representation of a word at every age is then compared with its adult representation via computational maturity indices. The present study used this paradigm to explore to the impact of word frequency and semantic diversity on maturation indices. To do this, word maturity indices were extracted from a Spanish incremental corpus and validated, using correlation scores with Age of Acquisition and Word Difficulty indices from previous studies. The results show that both frequency and semantic diversity predict word maturity but that the predictive capacity of frequency decreases as exposure to language increases. The latter result is discussed in terms of inductive processes suggested in previous studies.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Discourse Processes, 2016
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Jorge-Botana, Guillermo Olmos, Ricardo Sanjosé López, Vicente 2016 Predicting Word Maturity from Frequency and Semantic Diversity: A Computational Study Discourse Processes
dc.subject Llenguatge i llengües Adquisició
dc.subject Llenguatge i llengües Ensenyament
dc.title Predicting Word Maturity from Frequency and Semantic Diversity: A Computational Study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2017-05-23T14:55:36Z
dc.identifier.idgrec 118216

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