Web-imageability of the behavioral features of basic-level concepts

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Abstract

The recent research direction toward multimodal semantic representation would be further advanced, if we could have a machinery to collect adequate images from the Web, given a target concept. With this motivation, this paper particularly investigates into the Webimageabilities of the behavioral features (e.g. "beaver builds dams") of a basic-level concept (beaver). The term Web-imageability denotes how adequately the images acquired from the Web deliver the intended meaning of a complex concept. The primary contributions made in this paper are twofold: (1) "beaver building dams"-type queries can better yield relevant Web images, suggesting that the present participle form ("ing" form) of a verb ("building"), as a query component, is more effective than the base form; (2) the behaviors taken by animate beings are likely to be more depicted on the Web, particularly if the behaviors are, in a sense, inherent to animate beings (e.g., motion, consumption), while the creation-type behaviors of inanimate beings are not. The paper further analyzes linguistic annotations that were independently given to some of the images, and discusses an aspect of the semantic gap between image and language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages3609-3614
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740884
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2014 May 262014 May 31

Other

Other9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period14/5/2614/5/31

Keywords

  • Imageability of complex concept
  • Semantic feature norm
  • Semantic gap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

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    Hayashi, Y. (2014). Web-imageability of the behavioral features of basic-level concepts. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 (pp. 3609-3614). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).