Paper: Reading Distinction In MT

ACL ID C90-2028
Title Reading Distinction In MT
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

In any system for Natural Language Process- ing having a dictionary, the question arises as to whiclh entries are included in it. In this pa- per, I address the subquestion as to whether a lexical unit having two senses should be con- sidered ambiguous or vague with respect to them. The inadequacy of some common strate- gies to answer this question in Machine Trans- lation (MT) systems is shown. From a seman- tic conjecture, tests are developed that are ar- gued to give more consistent and theoretically well-founded results.