Using a Semantic Concordance for Sense Identification

@inproceedings{Miller1994UsingAS,
  title={Using a Semantic Concordance for Sense Identification},
  author={George A. Miller and Martin Chodorow and Shari Landes and Claudia Leacock and Robert G. Thomas},
  booktitle={HLT},
  year={1994}
}
This paper proposes benchmarks for systems of automatic sense identification. A textual corpus in which open-class words had been tagged both syntactically and semantically was used to explore three statistical strategies for sense identification: a guessing heuristic, a most-frequent heuristic, and a co-occurrence heuristic. When no information about sense-frequencies was available, the guessing heuristic using the numbers of alternative senses in WordNet was correct 45% of the time. When… CONTINUE READING

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