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how to choose a threshold for Jiang-Conrath Similarity?

I think the result you can find out there would be the experimentation of someone else. So my suggestion is make your own experimentation: build your own classifier. A good and simple idea collect ...
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What is the difference in word pairs like "scary" and "scared"

Many forms ending in -ed stem from full past participles, e.g. scared, angered, annoyed, pleased, destroyed, fixed, touched, relaxed, etc. These forms actually line up somewhere between adjectives and ...
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How far ahead we look when parsing and understanding text

These are more or less like the word-sense disambiguation, anaphora resolution or co-reference resolution examples in the Winograd Schema Challenge and generally in natural language understanding. ...
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How to extract meaning of colloquial phrases and expressions in English

This is very difficult. I'll recommend three things: Use the U of I CogComp shallow parser to get phrases (not CoreNLP), see: http://nlp.cogcomp.org/ It's much better at picking up phrases, IMO. If ...
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Interpreting different types of ambiguity in a sentence

There is some research to answer the "how", I am mainly aware of a community called Computational Neurolinguistics where they do experiments with humans and language understanding and relate the ...
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Enumerating the possible Pinyin -> Hanzi transcriptions

There are a multitude of online pinyin to Hanzi converters as well as several pinyin-based IMEs that do what you want but not in a way that you can include them in your own program. Over on the ...
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Center of a set of words

You might want to consider an approach based on the Least Common Subsumer, as described in this answer on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/a/18631789/4067134. Basically, you'll look for the ...
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How far ahead we look when parsing and understanding text

Since you seem to be interested in reading, you may find the following overview of "The science of word recognition" (written in 2017, by Kevin Larson) to be an interesting read. Larson says that the ...
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Logic disambiguation in composed sentences with negative predicates and "or" conjunction

There is a major difference between the natural language use (I do mean "use") of "or", "and" and the logical connectors that they traditionally translate. Whether "or" means "at least one" versus "...
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