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Semantic Similarity: Foundations

Abstract

This paper investigates measures of semantic similarity between conversations from an axiomatic perspective. We abstract away from real conversations, representing them as sequences of formulas, equipped with a notion of semantic interpretation that maps them into a different space. An example we use to illustrate our approach is the language of propositional logic with its classical semantics. We introduce and study a range of different candidate properties for metrics on such conversations, for the structure of the semantic space, and for the behavior of the interpretation function, and their interactions. We define four different metrics and explore their properties in this setting.
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hal-01136138 , version 1 (26-03-2015)

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  • HAL Id : hal-01136138 , version 1
  • OATAO : 12841

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Cédric Dégremont, Antoine Venant, Nicholas Asher. Semantic Similarity: Foundations. Logic and engineering of natural language semantics - LENLS10, Oct 2013, Kanagawa, Japan. pp. 17-41. ⟨hal-01136138⟩
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