A Method for Word Sense Disambiguation of Unrestricted Text

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This paper discusses a method for word sense disambiguation of unrestricted text.

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Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Moldovan, Dan I. June 1999.

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This paper discusses a method for word sense disambiguation of unrestricted text.

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Abstract: Selecting the most appropriate sense for an ambiguous word in a sentence is a central problem in Natural Language Processing. In this paper, the authors present a method that attempts to disambiguate all the nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives in a text, using the senses provided in WordNet. The senses are ranked using two sources of information: (1) the Internet for gathering statistics for word-word co-occurrences and (2) WordNet for measuring the semantic density for a pair of words. The authors report an average accuracy of 80% for the first ranked sense, and 91% for the first two ranked senses. Extensions of this method for larger windows of more than two words are considered.

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  • Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 1999, College Park, Maryland, United States

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Mihalcea, Rada, 1974- & Moldovan, Dan I. A Method for Word Sense Disambiguation of Unrestricted Text, paper, June 1999; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83302/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.