Paper: Theory And Practice Of Ambiguity Labelling With A View To Interactive Disambiguation In Text And Speech MT

ACL ID C96-1022
Title Theory And Practice Of Ambiguity Labelling With A View To Interactive Disambiguation In Text And Speech MT
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors
  • Christian Boitet (Institute of Information and Applied Mathematics Grenoble, Grenoble France; University of Grenoble 1, Grenoble France; CNRS, France)
  • Mutsuko Tomokiyo (ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Kyoto Japan)

In many contexts, automatic analyzers cannot fully disambiguate a sentence or an utterance reliably, but can produce ambiguous results containing the correct interpretation. It is useful to study vatious properties of these ambiguities in the view of subsequent total or partial inter- active disambiguation. We have proposed a technique for labelling ambiguities in texts and in dialogue transcriptions, and experimented it on multilingual data. It has been first necessary to define formally the very notion of ambiguity relative to a representation system, as well as associated concepts such as ambiguity kernel, ambiguity scope, ambiguity occurrence.