Paper: Value for Money: Balancing Annotation Effort Lexicon Building and Accuracy for Multilingual WSD

ACL ID C10-1063
Title Value for Money: Balancing Annotation Effort Lexicon Building and Accuracy for Multilingual WSD
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

Sense annotation and lexicon building are costly affairs demanding prudent invest- ment of resources. Recent work on mul- tilingual WSD has shown that it is possi- ble to leverage the annotation work done for WSD of one language (SL) for another (TL), by projecting Wordnet and sense marked corpus parameters of SL to TL. However, this work does not take into ac- count the cost of manually cross-linking the words within aligned synsets. Further, it does not answer the question of “Can better accuracy be achieved if a user is willing to pay additional money?” We propose a measure for cost-benefit analy- sis which measures the “value for money” earned in terms of accuracy by invest- ing in annotation effort and lexicon build- ing. Two key ideas explored in this pa- per are (i) the use ...