Google distance between words [article]

Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen, Alberto J. Evangelista
<span title="2015-01-28">2015</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
Cilibrasi and Vitanyi have demonstrated that it is possible to extract the meaning of words from the world-wide web. To achieve this, they rely on the number of webpages that are found through a Google search containing a given word and they associate the page count to the probability that the word appears on a webpage. Thus, conditional probabilities allow them to correlate one word with another word's meaning. Furthermore, they have developed a similarity distance function that gauges how
more &raquo; ... ely related a pair of words is. We present a specific counterexample to the triangle inequality for this similarity distance function.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">arXiv:0901.4180v2</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:jfeffqflrnhkzncg5tp4rdld3q</a> </span>
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