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Budanitsky and Hirst Abstract

Five different proposed measures of similarity or semantic distance in WordNet were experimentally compared by examining their performance in a real-word spelling correction system. It was found that Jiang and Conrath's measure gave the best results overall. That of Hirst and St-Onge seriously over-related, that of Resnik seriously under-related, and those of Lin and of Leacock and Chodorow fell in between.

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