Paper: Graded Word Sense Assignment

ACL ID D09-1046
Title Graded Word Sense Assignment
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

Word sense disambiguation is typically phrased as the task of labeling a word in context with the best-fitting sense from a sense inventory such as WordNet. While questions have often been raised over the choice of sense inventory, computational linguists have readily accepted the best- fitting sense methodology despite the fact that the case for discrete sense bound- aries is widely disputed by lexical seman- tics researchers. This paper studies graded word sense assignment, based on a recent dataset of graded word sense annotation.