A semantic analysis of Chinese radicals
by He Hu, Xiaoyong Du
International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining (IJBIDM), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008

Abstract: One of the most significant features of the Chinese language is that it displays a considerable amount of semantic information at the radical (components comprising Chinese characters) level. Chinese radicals show the important semantic impacts on Chinese characters. However, many previous studies have mainly focused on the word and phrase level of Chinese semantic analysis. In this paper, we quantitatively analyse Chinese radicals' semantics by mapping radicals and the corresponding characters' semantics to the WordNet synsets' hierarchy. Through the analysis, we find out the semantic strength of Chinese radicals and discover the entropy of the Chinese radicals set.

Online publication date: Sun, 25-Jan-2009

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