Paper: Discovering Word Senses From A Network Of Lexical Cooccurrences

ACL ID C04-1194
Title Discovering Word Senses From A Network Of Lexical Cooccurrences
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors
  • Olivier Ferret (Atomic Energy Commission, Fontenay-aux-Roses France)

Lexico-semantic networks such as WordNet have been criticized about the nature of the senses they distinguish as well as on the way they define these senses. In this article, we pre- sent a possible solution to overcome these lim- its by defining the sense of words from the way they are used. More precisely, we propose to differentiate the senses of a word from a net- work of lexical cooccurrences built from a large corpus. This method was tested both for French and English and was evaluated for Eng- lish by comparing its results with WordNet.