14.940, Books: Computational Linguistics, English: Stevenson

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Subject: 14.940, Books: Computational Linguistics, English: Stevenson

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Date:  Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:45:50 +0000
From:  sosa at csli.stanford.edu
Subject:  Word Sense Disambiguation: Stevenson

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Date:  Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:45:50 +0000
From:  sosa at csli.stanford.edu
Subject:  Word Sense Disambiguation: Stevenson


			
Title: Word Sense Disambiguation
Subtitle: The Case for Combinations of Knowledge Sources
Series Title: CSLI Studies in Computational Linguistics
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications
           http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/		
			
Book URL: http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/site/1575863901.html

Author: Mark  Stevenson, Sheffield University

Hardback: ISBN: 1575863898, Pages: 191, Price: $67.50
Paperback: ISBN: 1575863901, Pages: 191, Price: $25.00
			
Abstract:

Human languages are full of ambiguous words. For example, the word
"bat" can mean a nocturnal animal, a sports apparatus, or a blink of
an eye. Humans seem to effortlessly select the appropriate meaning
when hearing ambiguous words in context. But this process, known as
Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD), has proved difficult for the computer
to emulate. This problem was one of the first to be identified in
Natural Language Processing and has been intensively studied in recent
years. Common applications include internet searches and the
translation of human languages.

This book provides descriptions of novel research as well as an
overview of the field of WSD, with accounts of previous approaches and
methodological issues. The work described here is closely related to
the field of lexicography -- the process of creating dictionaries.

The author presents a description and an evaluation of a practical
computer system that has been found to produce extremely accurate
word-disambiguation decisions in English. Among the information
utilized by this system is the grammatical behaviors of words, the
topics of the texts in which they are used, and definitions found in
the dictionary. A central thesis of this book is that, while the
combination of these knowledge sources is more effective than any one
used alone, these sources are, to some degree, independent.

Lingfield(s):  Computational Linguistics
			
Subject Language(s):  English (Language Code: ENG)

Written In:  English (Language Code: ENG)


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