Gender adaptation effects across age-based categories of faces

S. E. Barrett, A. J. O'Toole, F. Jiang, L. B. Chomiak, A. L. Gray, D. S. Highhill
2010 Journal of Vision  
This paper proposes a methodology for comparing grammatical contrasts across categories with the tools of distributional semantics. After outlining why such a comparison is relevant to current theoretical work on gender and other morphosyntactic features, we present intrinsic and extrinsic predictability as instruments for analyzing semantic contrasts between pairs of words. We then apply our method to a dataset of gender pairs of French nouns and adjectives. We find that, while the
more » ... al effect of gender is overall less predictable for nouns than for adjectives, it is heavily influenced by semantic properties of the adjectives.
doi:10.1167/6.6.877 fatcat:3shwugjlznfilii746z7dh53vq