Paper: Word Sense Disambiguation For Cross-Language Information Retrieval

ACL ID A00-3007
Title Word Sense Disambiguation For Cross-Language Information Retrieval
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2000
Authors

We have developed a word sense disambiguation algorithm, following Cheng and Wilensky (1997), to disambiguate among WordNet synsets. This algorithm is to be used in a cross-language information retrieval system, CINDOR, which indexes queries and documents in a language-neutral concept representation based on WordNet synsets. Our goal is to improve retrieval precision through word sense disambiguation. An evaluation against human disambiguation judgements suggests promise for our approach.