Semantic Similarity, False Friends, Cognates and Words Alignments @ RANLP 2007 Conference

September 30, 2007
As part of my PhD research I attended the RANLP 2007 conference in Borovets, Bulgaria (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing – 2007) to present two scientific papers and a novel algorithm for measuring semantic similarity between words by searching Google and analyzing the local contexts comming for the returned page excerpts. Improved Word Alignments

Measuring Semantic Similarity with Google

September 3, 2007
In the last year I am actively conducting research in computational linguistics and natural language processing. My PhD thesis concerns identification of cognates and false friends between Bulgarian and Russian. In short, false friends are pairs of words in two languages that sound similar but differ in their meaning. Identification of false friends is related