This paper illustrates the use of distributional techniques, as investigated in computational semantics, for supplying data from large-scale corpora to areas of the humanities which focus on the analysis of concepts. We suggest that the distributional notion of 'characteristic context' can be seen as evidence for some representative tendencies of general discourse. We present a case study where distributional data is used by philosophers working in the areas of gender studies and intersectionality as confirmation of certain trends described in previous work. Further, we highlight that different models of phrasal distributions can be compared to support the claim of intersectionality theory that 'there is more to a phrase than the intersection of its parts'.

Distributional techniques for philosophical enquiry / Herbelot, A.; von Redecker, E.; Muller, J.. - (2012), pp. 45-54. (Intervento presentato al convegno 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, LaTeCH 2012 at the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2012 tenutosi a France nel 2012).

Distributional techniques for philosophical enquiry

Herbelot A.;
2012-01-01

Abstract

This paper illustrates the use of distributional techniques, as investigated in computational semantics, for supplying data from large-scale corpora to areas of the humanities which focus on the analysis of concepts. We suggest that the distributional notion of 'characteristic context' can be seen as evidence for some representative tendencies of general discourse. We present a case study where distributional data is used by philosophers working in the areas of gender studies and intersectionality as confirmation of certain trends described in previous work. Further, we highlight that different models of phrasal distributions can be compared to support the claim of intersectionality theory that 'there is more to a phrase than the intersection of its parts'.
2012
Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, LaTeCH 2012 at the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2012
Stroudsburg
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Herbelot, A.; von Redecker, E.; Muller, J.
Distributional techniques for philosophical enquiry / Herbelot, A.; von Redecker, E.; Muller, J.. - (2012), pp. 45-54. (Intervento presentato al convegno 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, LaTeCH 2012 at the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2012 tenutosi a France nel 2012).
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