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The major goal in ITC-irst's participation at SENSEVAL-2 was to test the role of domain information in word sense disambiguation. The underlying working hypothesis is that domain labels, such as MEDICINE, ARCHITECTURE and SPORT provide a natural way to establish semantic relations among word senses, which can be profitably used during the disambiguation(More)
This paper summarizes FBK-irst participation at the lexical substitution task of the SEMEVAL competition. We submitted two different systems, both exploiting synonym lists extracted from dictionaries. For each word to be substituted, the systems rank the associated synonym list according to a similarity metric based on Latent Semantic Analysis and to the(More)
This paper describes a seminar course designed by IBM and Columbia University on the topic of Semantic Technologies, in particular as used in IBM Watson TM — a large scale Question Answering system which famously won at Jeopardy! R against two human grand champions. It was first offered at Columbia University during the 2013 spring semester, and will be(More)
We introduce an interactive visualization component for the JoBimText project. JoBim-Text is an open source platform for large-scale distributional semantics based on graph representations. First we describe the underlying technology for computing a distributional thesaurus on words using bipartite graphs of words and context features, and contextualiz-ing(More)
Finding quality descriptions on the web, such as those found in Wikipedia articles , of newer companies can be difficult: search engines show many pages with varying relevance, while multi-document summarization algorithms find it difficult to distinguish between core facts and other information such as news stories. In this paper, we propose an(More)
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