Word sense disambiguation

In natural language processing, word sense disambiguation (WSD) is the problem of determining which "sense" (meaning) of a word is activated by the use of the word in a particular context, a process which appears to be largely unconscious in people. WSD is a natural classification problem: Given a word and its possible senses, as defined by a dictionary, classify an occurrence of the word in context into one or more of its sense classes. The features of the context (such as neighboring words) provide the evidence for classification.

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Authors: Philip Edmonds, Eneko Agirre
Publication year: 2008
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Introductory: aware of
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