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Age effects on semantic coherence: Latent semantic analysis applied to letter fluency data

Marklund, Petter ; Sikström, Sverker LU orcid and Bååth, Ramus (2009) SEMAPRO 09. The Third International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing p.73-76
Abstract
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We investigated age-related changes in the semantic distance between successively generated words in two letter fluency tasks differing with respect to demands placed on executive control. The semantic distance was measured by Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). The results show that older people have a larger semantic distance between successively generated items than young people, and that this effect is particularly pronounced in the more demanding fluency task. Taken together, our findings support the idea that elderly have a less distinct semantic network compared to young people while also demonstrating the feasibility of LSA as a powerful tool for delineating multifaceted aspects of semantic organization... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined
We investigated age-related changes in the semantic distance between successively generated words in two letter fluency tasks differing with respect to demands placed on executive control. The semantic distance was measured by Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). The results show that older people have a larger semantic distance between successively generated items than young people, and that this effect is particularly pronounced in the more demanding fluency task. Taken together, our findings support the idea that elderly have a less distinct semantic network compared to young people while also demonstrating the feasibility of LSA as a powerful tool for delineating multifaceted aspects of semantic organization inherent in behavioural data from language production tasks. (Less)
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keywords
latent semantic ananlysis, cogni- tive aging, semantic coherence, letter fluency.
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pages
4 pages
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
SEMAPRO 09. The Third International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing
conference location
Malta
conference dates
2009-10-11 - 2009-10-16
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  • scopus:74349115000
ISBN
978-0-7695-3833-4
DOI
10.1109/SEMAPRO.2009.16
language
English
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  abstract     = {Abstract in Undetermined<br/>We investigated age-related changes in the semantic distance between successively generated words in two letter fluency tasks differing with respect to demands placed on executive control. The semantic distance was measured by Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). The results show that older people have a larger semantic distance between successively generated items than young people, and that this effect is particularly pronounced in the more demanding fluency task. Taken together, our findings support the idea that elderly have a less distinct semantic network compared to young people while also demonstrating the feasibility of LSA as a powerful tool for delineating multifaceted aspects of semantic organization inherent in behavioural data from language production tasks.},
  author       = {Marklund, Petter and Sikström, Sverker and Bååth, Ramus},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  isbn         = {978-0-7695-3833-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {73--76},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Age effects on semantic coherence: Latent semantic analysis applied to letter fluency data},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/5419182/2375134.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1109/SEMAPRO.2009.16},
  year         = {2009},
}