Posts Tagged ‘word-sense disambiguation’

Semantic Analysis

I recently developed an overview of the tasks in SemEval (the series of semantic evaluations conducted under the auspices of the ACL SIGLEX). The nice thing about this exercise was that it put semantic analysis into a larger perspective, where it becomes clearer where things are lacking. The overview groups the tasks into dictionary issues […]

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Preposition Disambiguation: State of the Art

Efforts to disambiguate prepositions have been increasing in the last few years, with claims of precision reaching 0.80. All such efforts present results in statistical generalities, with identification of the key factors related to the results. Continued progress in these efforts requires a close examination of limitations that have been noted. In addition, the exploitation […]

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Preposition construction patterns

A construction pattern attempts to characterize the usage of each sense in such a way that it can be used to disambiguate among the several senses of a word. Constructions are becoming more widely used, as described in Atkins & Rundell, The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography. The authors describe patterns for verbs, nouns, adjectives, […]

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