Resource: SemTransCNC

Reference SemTransCNC
Date of Submission June 23, 2020, 4:40 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 835-247-023-332-5
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Language Mandarin Chinese
Format/MIME Type text/plain
Size 140 KB
Access Medium Web Download


SemTransCNC was developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is comprised of a semantic transparency dataset of Chinese nominal compounds built using a series of crowd-based experiments.

Nominal compounds were selected from the Sinica Corpus and a modern Chinese lexicon. Crowd workers answered questionnaires that included demographic information and questions about the Chinese language. For assessing overall semantic transparency (OST) of selected compounds, they answered the question: "How is the sum of the meanings of A and B similar to the meaning of AB?" For assessing constituent semantic transparency (CST), they were asked to describe the similarity of A alone to its meaning in AB and the meaning of B alone to its meaning in AB.


SemTransCNC consists of OST and CST data for 1,176 dimorphemic Chinese nominal compounds, which consist of free morphemes and have mid-range frequencies.

The text data is presented as a UTF-8 encoded comma separated text file.

Version 1.0
Creator Chu-Ren Huang , Shichang Wang , Yao Yao , Angel Chan
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2020 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, © 2020 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania