A Vector Space Model for Syntactic Distances Between Dialects

Emanuele Di Buccio, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Gianmaria Silvello


Abstract
Syntactic comparison across languages is essential in the research field of linguistics, e.g. when investigating the relationship among closely related languages. In IR and NLP, the syntactic information is used to understand the meaning of word occurrences according to the context in which their appear. In this paper, we discuss a mathematical framework to compute the distance between languages based on the data available in current state-of-the-art linguistic databases. This framework is inspired by approaches presented in IR and NLP.
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L14-1148
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
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May
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2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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2486–2489
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/pdf/1214_Paper.pdf
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