Human Variation and Lexical Choice

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Much natural language processing research implicitly assumes that word meanings are fixed in a language community, but in fact there is good evidence that different people probably associate slightly different meanings with words. We summarize some evidence for this claim from the literature and from an ongoing research project, and discuss its implications for natural language generation, especially for lexical choice, that is, choosing appropriate words for a generated text.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages8
JournalComputational Linguistics
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


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