Dictionaries as Networks: Identifying the graph structure of Ogden’s Basic English

Camilo Garrido, Claudio Gutierrez


Abstract
We study the network structure underlying dictionaries. We systematize the properties of such networks and show their relevance for linguistics. As case of study, we apply this technique to identify the graph structure of Ogden’s Basic English. We show that it constitutes a strong core of the English language network and that classic centrality measures fail to capture this set of words.
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C16-1336
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Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers
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December
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2016
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Osaka, Japan
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The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
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3565–3576
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Camilo Garrido and Claudio Gutierrez. 2016. Dictionaries as Networks: Identifying the graph structure of Ogden’s Basic English. In Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, pages 3565–3576, Osaka, Japan. The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee.
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