[Corpora-List] Network analysis

Bob Parks bobp at clarityconnect.com
Tue Nov 11 18:38:06 CET 2008


Prof. Wilks, I remember seeing an early version of Plate's analysis in "Computational Lexicography for NLP" (Boguraev & Briscoe). I'm interested primarily in the notion that the semantic "hubs" in a network analysis would turn out to be central concepts in leveraging cognitive development. For example, "cause" (influence, power, etc.) or "instrument" (tool, implement, etc.) would surely be central hubs in our semantic domains. The interesting question for me is how two strategies of differentiation occur: (1) enriching a term with multiple senses; and (2) differentiating among multiple terms in a field of similar terms. It has been proposed that education can be enriched by in depth study of a core set of terms (Gardner, The Disciplined Mind). And it has also been proposed that its important to have a wide ranging vocabulary for concept discrimination. Both are probably true. But educational specialists have no systematic criteria for choosing the keywords in education.

Thanks for your response. Any advice for this novice is appreciated. Bob

At 5:06 PM +0000 11/11/08, Yorick Wilks wrote:
>Schvaneveldt, Macdonald, Plate and others applied Pathfinder network
>analysis t the lDOCE dictionary in New Mexico back in the 1980s
>and turned it into a WSD device (and commercialised it I think).
>described in many places including:
>The role of lexicons in natural language processing
>Full text Pdf (625 KB)
>Source Communications of the ACM archive
>Volume 39 , Issue 1 (January 1996) table of contents
>Pages: 63 - 72
>Year of Publication: 1996
>ISSN:0001-0782
>Authors
>Louise Guthrie Lockheed Martin Text Exploitation Group
>James Pustejovsky Brandeis Univ., Waltham
>Yorick Wilks Univ. Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
>Brian M. Slator Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL
>Publisher
>ACM New York, NY, USA
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>Yorick Wilks
>
>
>On 11 Nov 2008, at 16:13, Bob Parks wrote:
>
>>Greetings:
>>I want to perform a network analysis on a dictionary, to see if the
>>relation among words is a "small worlds" network. Can anyone
>>recommend software? Anyone interested in helping?
>>Thanks,
>>Bob
>>
>>--
>>* The best dictionary and integrated thesaurus on the web:
>>http://www.wordsmyth.net
>>* Robert Parks - Wordsmyth - (607) 272-2190
>>* "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life." (LW)
>>* "Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however,
>>is to change it." (KM)
>>* Community grows as we communicate, honing our words till their
>>meanings tap the rich voice of our full human potential.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
>Schvaneveldt, Macdonald, Plate and others applied Pathfinder network
>analysis t the lDOCE dictionary in New Mexico back in the 1980s
>and turned it into a WSD device (and commercialised it I think).
>described in many places including:
>The role of lexicons in natural language processingFull
>text<http://portal.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=234204&type=pdf&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>Pdf (625 KB)
>SourceCommunications of the
>ACM <http://portal.acm.org/toc.cfm?id=J79&type=periodical&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>archive
>Volume 39 , Issue 1 (January
>1996) <http://portal.acm.org/toc.cfm?id=234173&type=issue&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>table
>of contents
>
>Pages: 63 - 72
>Year of Publication: 1996
>ISSN:0001-0782
>Authors
><http://portal.acm.org/author_page.cfm?id=81100574101&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&trk=0&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>Louise
>Guthrie Lockheed Martin Text Exploitation
>Group<http://portal.acm.org/author_page.cfm?id=81100505953&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&trk=0&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>James
>Pustejovsky Brandeis Univ.,
>Waltham<http://portal.acm.org/author_page.cfm?id=81339536449&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&trk=0&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>Yorick
>Wilks Univ. Sheffield, Sheffield,
>UK<http://portal.acm.org/author_page.cfm?id=81100279580&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&trk=0&CFID=10069161&CFTOKEN=19254230>Brian
>M. Slator Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL
>Publisher
><http://www.acm.org/publications>ACM New York, NY, USA
>Bibliometrics
>Downloads (6 Weeks): 8, Downloads (12 Months): 106, Citation Count: 3
>
>Yorick Wilks
>
>
>On 11 Nov 2008, at 16:13, Bob Parks wrote:
>
>>Greetings:
>>I want to perform a network analysis on a dictionary, to see if the
>>relation among words is a "small worlds" network. Can anyone
>>recommend software? Anyone interested in helping?
>>Thanks,
>>Bob
>>
>>--
>>* The best dictionary and integrated thesaurus on the web:
>><http://www.wordsmyth.net>http://www.wordsmyth.net
>>* Robert Parks - Wordsmyth - (607) 272-2190
>>* "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life." (LW)
>>* "Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however,
>>is to change it." (KM)
>>* Community grows as we communicate, honing our words till their
>>meanings tap the rich voice of our full human potential.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>_______________________________________________
>>Corpora mailing list
>>Corpora at uib.no
>>http://mailman.uib.no/listinfo/corpora

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