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On the Creation of a Fuzzy Dataset for the Evaluation of Fuzzy Semantic Similarity Measures

Chandran, D and Crockett, K and Mclean, D (2014) On the Creation of a Fuzzy Dataset for the Evaluation of Fuzzy Semantic Similarity Measures. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE).

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Abstract

Short text semantic similarity (STSS) measures are algorithms designed to compare short texts and return a level of similarity between them. However, until recently such measures have ignored perception or fuzzy based words (i.e. very hot, cold less cold) in calculations of both word and sentence similarity. Evaluation of such measures is usually achieved through the use of benchmark data sets comprising of a set of rigorously collected sentence pairs which have been evaluated by human participants. A weakness of these datasets is that the sentences pairs include limited, if any, fuzzy based words that makes them impractical for evaluating fuzzy sentence similarity measures. In this paper, a method is presented for the creation of a new benchmark dataset known as SFWD (Single Fuzzy Word Dataset). After creation the data set is then used in the evaluation of FAST, an ontology based fuzzy algorithm for semantic similarity testing that uses concepts of fuzzy and computing with words to allow for the accurate representation of fuzzy based words. The SFWD is then used to undertake a comparative analysis of other established STSS measures.

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