Talk:Semantic similarity

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Semantic relatedness[edit]

I think Semantic relatedness should be merged into this article because:

  • the article on Semantic relatedness does not define the concept of semantic relatedness. It is little more than a list.
  • this article states that "semantic similarity [is] also called semantic relatedness", i.e., they are synonymic of one another, so there is no need for a separate page for Semantic relatedness.

Jvhertum 10:20, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

sounds good

No, semantic similarity should be clearly distinguished of Semantic Relatedness. Refer to Budanitsky and Hirst 2006, and Gabrilovich and Markovich.

I think we should remove the suggestion for merging, if we agree both concepts are different.

Thanks, I have removed the merge tags. The article now clearly states that the two concepts are different and not synonymous. - Jvhertum 07:51, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

I think the first reference to distinguishing Semantic Similarity from Semantic Relatedness was (Budanitsky and Hirst 2001). Also, it seems like the Semantic Relatedness article only focuses on works from cognitive science. Could the Semantic Relatedness article be expanded to included measures used in Computer Science / NLP 'similar' to the Similarity measures on here (such as the LESK algorithm)? --Tromtone 22:56, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Currently both Semantic relatedness and Semantic similarity describe the same and therefore their contents should be merged, regardless of whether the terms themselves are sysnonymous or not. --Lysytalk 11:52, 19 November 2010 (UTC)