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L. Jiyan, P. Kostakos, M. Oussalah and S. Pirttikangas, "SemanPhone: Combining Semantic and Phonetic Word Association in Verbal Learning Context," 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Barcelona, 2018, pp. 1047-1052. doi: 10.1109/ASONAM.2018.8508827

SemanPhone : combining semantic and phonetic word association in verbal learning context

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Author: Jiyan, Lu1; Kostakos, Panos2; Oussalah, Mourad2;
Organizations: 1School of Software and Microelectronics, NorthWestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
2Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IEEE Computer Society, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-04-29


This paper proposes an effective way to discover and memorize new English vocabulary based on both semantic and phonetic associations. The method we proposed aims to automatically find out the most associated words of a given target word. The measurement of semantic association was achieved by calculating cosine similarity of two-word vectors, and the measurement of phonetic association was achieved by calculating the longest common subsequence of phonetic symbol strings of two words. Finally, the method was implemented as a web application.

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Series: International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining
ISSN: 2473-991X
ISSN-E: 2473-991X
ISSN-L: 2473-991X
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6051-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-6052-2
Pages: 1047 - 1052
DOI: 10.1109/ASONAM.2018.8508827
Host publication: 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
Host publication editor: Brandes, Ulrik
Reddy, Chandan
Tagarelli, Andrea
Conference: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is (partially) funded by the European Commission grant 770469-CUTLER and 645706-GRAGE.
EU Grant Number: (770469) CUTLER - Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency
(645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
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