Paper: Joining Forces Pays Off: Multilingual Joint Word Sense Disambiguation

ACL ID D12-1128
Title Joining Forces Pays Off: Multilingual Joint Word Sense Disambiguation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

We present a multilingual joint approach to Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD). Our method exploits BabelNet, a very large mul- tilingual knowledge base, to perform graph- based WSD across different languages, and brings together empirical evidence from these languages using ensemble methods. The re- sults show that, thanks to complementing wide-coverage multilingual lexical knowledge with robust graph-based algorithms and com- bination methods, we are able to achieve the state of the art in both monolingual and multi- lingual WSD settings.