Measuring the Semantic Similarity of Texts

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Corley, Courtney & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- June 2005.


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Abstract: This paper presents a knowledge-based method for measuring the semantic-similarity of texts. While there is a large body of previous work focused on finding the semantic similarity of concepts and words, the application of these word-oriented methods to text similarity has not been yet explored. In this paper, we introduce a method that combines word-to-word similarity metrics into a text-to-text metric, and the authors show that this method outperforms the traditional text similarity metrics based on lexical matching.


  • Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Workshop on Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence, 2005, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


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Corley, Courtney & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-. Measuring the Semantic Similarity of Texts, paper, June 2005; [Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania]. ( accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Engineering.