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An automatic corpus based method for a building Multiple Fuzzy Word Dataset

Chandran, D and Crockett, K and Mclean, D and Crispin, AJ (2015) An automatic corpus based method for a building Multiple Fuzzy Word Dataset. In: IEEE-FUZZ 2015.

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Abstract

Fuzzy sentence semantic similarity measures are designed to be applied to real world problems where a computer system is required to assess the similarity between human natural language and words or prototype sentences stored within a knowledge base. Such measures are often developed for a specific corpus/domain where a limited set of words and sentences are evaluated. As new “fuzzy” measures are developed the research challenge is on how to evaluate them. Traditional approaches have involved rigorous and complex human involvement in compiling benchmark datasets and obtaining human similarity measures. Existing datasets often contain limited fuzzy words and do allow the fuzzy measures to be exhaustively tested. This paper presents an automatic method for the generation of a Multiple Fuzzy Word Dataset (MFWD) from a corpus. A Fuzzy Sentence Pairing Algorithm is used to extract and augment high, medium and low similarity sentence pairs with multiple fuzzy words. Human ratings are collected through crowdsourcing and the MFWD is evaluated using both fuzzy and traditional sentence similarity measures. The results indicated that fuzzy measures returned a higher correlation with human ratings compared with traditional measures.

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