Disambiguating Coordinations Using Word Distribution Information

  title={Disambiguating Coordinations Using Word Distribution Information},
  author={Francis Chantree and A. DeRoeck and A. G. Willis},
In this paper we present some heuristics for resolving coordination ambiguities. This type of ambiguity is one of the most pervasive and challenging. We test the hypothesis that the most likely reading of a coordination can be predicted using word distribution information from a generic corpus. The measures that we use are: the relative frequency of the coordination in the corpus, the distributional similarity of the coordinated words, and the collocation frequency between the coordinated words… CONTINUE READING
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