Lexical Disambiguation using Simulated Annealing

@inproceedings{Cowie1992LexicalDU,
  title={Lexical Disambiguation using Simulated Annealing},
  author={James R. Cowie and Joe A. Guthrie and Louise Guthrie},
  booktitle={HLT},
  year={1992}
}
The resolution of lexical ambiguity is important for most natural language processing tasks, and a range of computational techniques have been proposed for its solution. None of these has yet proven effective on a large scale. In this paper, we describe a method for lexical disambiguation of text using the definitions in a machine-readable dictionary together with the technique of simulated annealing. The method operates on complete sentences and attempts to select the optimal combinations of… 

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