Analyzing Semantic Change in Japanese Loanwords

Hiroya Takamura, Ryo Nagata, Yoshifumi Kawasaki


Abstract
We analyze semantic changes in loanwords from English that are used in Japanese (Japanese loanwords). Specifically, we create word embeddings of English and Japanese and map the Japanese embeddings into the English space so that we can calculate the similarity of each Japanese word and each English word. We then attempt to find loanwords that are semantically different from their original, see if known meaning changes are correctly captured, and show the possibility of using our methodology in language education.
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E17-1112
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Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 1, Long Papers
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April
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2017
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Valencia, Spain
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EACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1195–1204
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Hiroya Takamura, Ryo Nagata, and Yoshifumi Kawasaki. 2017. Analyzing Semantic Change in Japanese Loanwords. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 1, Long Papers, pages 1195–1204, Valencia, Spain. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Analyzing Semantic Change in Japanese Loanwords (Takamura et al., EACL 2017)
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