Paper: Projecting Parameters for Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation

ACL ID D09-1048
Title Projecting Parameters for Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

We report in this paper a way of doing Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) that has its ori- gin in multilingual MT and that is cognizant of the fact that parallel corpora, wordnets and sense annotated corpora are scarce re- sources. With respect to these resources, lan- guages show different levels of readiness; however a more resource fortunate language can help a less resource fortunate language. Our WSD method can be applied to a lan- guage even when no sense tagged corpora for that language is available. This is achieved by projecting wordnet and corpus parameters from another language to the language in question. The approach is centered around a novel synset based multilingual dictionary and the empirical observation that within a domain the distribution of senses remains ...