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Lexical substitution dataset for German

This article describes a lexical substitution dataset for German.

The whole dataset contains 2,040 sentences from the German Wikipedia, with one target word in each sentence. There are 51 target nouns, 51 adjectives, and 51 verbs randomly selected from 3 frequency groups based on the lemma frequency list of the German WaCKy corpus. 200 sentences have been annotated by 4 professional annotators and the remaining sentences by 1 professional annotator and 5 additional annotators who have been recruited via crowdsourcing.

The resulting dataset can be used to evaluate not only lexical substitution systems, but also different sense inventories and word sense disambiguation systems.

Cholakov, Kostadin; Biemann, Chris; Eckle-Kohler, Judith; Gurevych, Iryna: Lexical substitution dataset for German, in: Calzolari, Nicoletta; Choukri, Khalid; Declerck, Thierry; Loftsson, Hrafn; Maegaard, Bente; Mariani, Joseph; Moreno, Asuncion; Odijk, Jan; Piperidis, Stelios (eds.): Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluations (LREC 2014) Reykjavik: European Language Resources Association (ELRA) (2014), 1406-1411

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