Semantic overfitting: what 'world' do we consider when evaluating disambiguation of text?

@inproceedings{Ilievski2016SemanticOW,
  title={Semantic overfitting: what 'world' do we consider when evaluating disambiguation of text?},
  author={Filip Ilievski and Marten Postma and Piek T. J. M. Vossen},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2016}
}
Semantic text processing faces the challenge of defining the relation between lexical expressions and the world to which they make reference within a period of time. It is unclear whether the current test sets used to evaluate disambiguation tasks are representative for the full complexity considering this time-anchored relation, resulting in semantic overfitting to a specific period and the frequent phenomena within. We conceptualize and formalize a set of metrics which evaluate this… CONTINUE READING

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