A Mathematical Model for Context and Word-Meaning

  title={A Mathematical Model for Context and Word-Meaning},
  author={Dominic Widdows},
Context is vital for deciding which of the possible senses of a word is being used in a particular situation, a task known as disambiguation. Motivated by a survey of disambiguation techniques in natural language processing, this paper presents a mathematical model describing the relationship between words, meanings and contexts, giving examples of how context-groups can be used to distinguish different senses of ambiguous words. Many aspects of this model have interesting similarities with… CONTINUE READING

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