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Semantic Change Detection for the Romanian Language

EasyChair Preprint no. 10846, version 3

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8 pagesDate: October 2, 2023


Automatic semantic change methods try to identify the changes that appear over time in the meaning of words by analyzing their usage in diachronic corpora. In this paper, we analyze different strategies to create static and contextual word embedding models, i.e., Word2Vec and ELMo, on real-world English and Romanian datasets. To test our pipeline and determine the performance of our models, we first evaluate both word embedding models on an English dataset (SEMEVAL-CCOHA). Afterward, we focus our experiments on a Romanian dataset, and we underline different aspects of semantic changes in this low-resource language, such as meaning acquisition and loss. The experimental results show that, depending on the corpus, the most important factors to consider are the choice of model and the distance to calculate a score for detecting semantic change.

Keyphrases: low-resource language, semantic change, word embeddings

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Ciprian-Octavian Truică and Victor Tudose and Elena-Simona Apostol},
  title = {Semantic Change Detection for the Romanian Language},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10846},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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