Camilo Garrido


Dictionaries as Networks: Identifying the graph structure of Ogden’s Basic English
Camilo Garrido | Claudio Gutierrez
Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers

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.