I need a data (preferably human judgment) for the structural/hierarchical semantic distance between many couples (at least hundreds) of word.

For example, d(computer, television) < d(radio, television) < d(dish washer, television).

If we organize all words in a dendogram or a tree, where each node is a category ("electric device", "with screen", etc...), and words are in leaves, the number will represent number of steps (nodes) we have to go from one word to another.

Does such dataset exist? per couples ratings is enough, no need to have a full embeding/tree/specify the nodes (An example dataset will be:

Computer Television 1

Radio Television 2

DishWasher Television 3

I'm aware of the WordNet database but it has some very un-intuitive definitions and the results achieve using it are not very corresponding to human rating. I would like to have more human-rating alike data-set. Thanks!

  • One keyword that might be helpful is "semantic differential" by Osgood. – fgregg Nov 2 '17 at 19:02
  • You could create such a list from wikidata.org but it'd probably be ever worse than WordNet. – Barry Carter Nov 3 '17 at 16:43

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