Paper: Genus Disambiguation: A Study In Weighted Preference

ACL ID C92-4189
Title Genus Disambiguation: A Study In Weighted Preference
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

The atttolnatic coustmction of all IS A taxonomy of noun senses from a machine readable dictionary (MRD) has long been sought, but achieved with only limited success. The task requires the solution to two problems: 1) To define an algorithm to automatically identify the genres or hypemym of a noun definition, and 2) to define an algorithm for lexical disambigua- tion of the genus term. In the last ~ew years, effec- tive methods for solving the first problem have been developed, but the problem of creating an algorithm for lexical disambiguation of the genus terms is one that has proven to be very difficult. In COL1NG 90 we described our itutial work on the automatic crea- tion of a taxonomy of noun senses from Longman's Dictiorlary of Contemporary English (LDOCE). The algorithm for lexical...