RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4883
ECHEVERRIA, MAX S; VARGAS, ROBERTO; URZUA, PAULA y FERREIRA, ROBERTO. DispoGrafo: A new computational tool for the analysis of semantic relations in lexical availability. RLA [online]. 2008, vol.46, n.1, pp. 81-91. ISSN 0718-4883. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48832008000100005.
A computer program was developed to support psycholinguistic analyses of words elicited in lexical availability tests. By means of an algorithm based on word sequence relations, our program, DispoGrafo, inputs elicited words to automatically generate graphs in which nodes represent words and lines the links between them. Graphs are then interpreted as semantic networks displaying the latent semantic ties underlying the data. The software also allows users to remove weak connections so that only those representing stronger relations remain to ensure a better representation of semantics.
Palabras clave : Lexical availability; semantic networks; computational psycholinguistics.