Preferential Presentation of Japanese Near-synonyms using Definition Statements


This paper proposes a new method of ranking near-synonyms ordered by their suitability of nuances in a particular context. Our method distincts near-synonyms by semantic features extracted from their definition statements in an ordinary dictionary, and ranks them by the types of features and a particular context. Our method is an initial step to achieve a semantic paraphrase system for authoring support.

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Paraphrasing, pp. 17–24, IWP@ACL 2003, Sapporo, Japan, July 11, 2003