Principled Disambiguation: Discriminating Adjective Senses with Modified Nouns

  title={Principled Disambiguation: Discriminating Adjective Senses with Modified Nouns},
  author={John S. Justeson and Slava M. Katz},
  journal={Computational Linguistics},
Recent corpus-based work on word sense disambiguation explores the application of statistical pattern recognition procedures to lexical co-occurrence data from very large text databases. In this paper we argue for a linguistically principled approach to disambiguation, in which relevant contextual clues are narrowly defined, in syntactic and semantic terms, and in which only highly reliable clues are exploited. Statistical methods play a definite role in this work, helping to organize and… CONTINUE READING
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