Pei-Yi Chen


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Computational Modeling of Affixoid Behavior in Chinese Morphology
Yu-Hsiang Tseng | Shu-Kai Hsieh | Pei-Yi Chen | Sara Court
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

The morphological status of affixes in Chinese has long been a matter of debate. How one might apply the conventional criteria of free/bound and content/function features to distinguish word-forming affixes from bound roots in Chinese is still far from clear. Issues involving polysemy and diachronic dynamics further blur the boundaries. In this paper, we propose three quantitative features in a computational model of affixoid behavior in Mandarin Chinese. The results show that, except for in a very few cases, there are no clear criteria that can be used to identify an affix’s status in an isolating language like Chinese. A diachronic check using contextualized embeddings with the WordNet Sense Inventory also demonstrates the possible role of the polysemy of lexical roots across diachronic settings.


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什麼時候「認真就輸了」?——語料庫中「認真」一詞的語意變化(Do We Lose When Being Serious? —Change in Meaning of the Word “Renzen(認真)” in Corpora)
Pei-Yi Chen | Siaw-Fong Chung
Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2016)