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Word sense disambiguation criteria: a systematic study

Abstract : This article describes the results of a systematic in-depth study of the criteria used for word sense disambiguation. Our study is based on 60 target words: 20 nouns, 20 adjectives and 20 verbs. Our results are not always in line with some practices in the field. For example, we show that omitting non-content words decreases performance and that bigrams yield better results than unigrams.
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Contributor : Laurent Audibert <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 4:17:37 PM
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  • HAL Id : hal-00009560, version 1
  • ARXIV : cs/0510015



Laurent Audibert. Word sense disambiguation criteria: a systematic study. 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Aug 2004, Genève, Switzerland. pp.910-916. ⟨hal-00009560⟩



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