Data for: Is buttercup a kind of cup? Hyponymy and semantic transparency in compound words

Published: 31 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/yyvb36r574.1
Christina Gagne


Human ratings of hyponymy for 2754 English compound words, The stimuli were selected from the Large Database of English Compounds (LADEC Gagné, Spalding, & Schmidtke, 2019) which is a database of over 8000 English closed (i.e., unspaced) compounds along with various psycholinguistic properties including several measures of semantic transparency (based on human ratings and corpus-based measures of association). In total, 2574 compounds were selected were divided into nine lists ranging from 200 to 354 items. Each list was used for one experiment for a total of nine experiments collected across a 2 year period and was seen by 97 to 121 participants. In total, 936 native speakers of English from the University of Alberta participated in the study. The responses were aggregated to obtain the percentage of participants responding yes for each item.



Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Word Processing, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Natural Language Semantics, Language