distributional semantics; conceptual spaces; computational creativity; concept discovery; behavioural validation

Now Published online! 'From Distributional Semantics to Conceptual Spaces: A Novel Computational Method for Concept Creation' by McGregor, Agres, et al

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between lexical spaces and contextually-defined conceptual spaces, offering applications to creative concept discovery. We define a computational method for discovering members of concepts based on semantic spaces: starting with a standard distributional model derived from corpus co-occurrence statistics, we dynamically select characteristic dimensions associated with seed terms, and thus a subspace of terms defining the related concept.