Semantic Composition with Quotient Algebras

Clarke, Daoud, Lutz, Rudi and Weir, David (2010) Semantic Composition with Quotient Algebras. In: Workshop on Geometrical Models of Natural Language Semantics 2010 (GEMS 2010). Curran Associates, Inc, pp. 38-44. ISBN 9781617388163

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We describe an algebraic approach for computing with vector based semantics. The tensor product has been proposed as a method of composition, but has the undesirable property that strings of different length are incomparable. We consider how a quotient algebra of the tensor algebra can allow such comparisons to be made, offering the possibility of data-driven models of semantic composition.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: David Weir
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:05
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 16:23

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