Paper: An Empirical Study Of The Behavior Of Active Learning For Word Sense Disambiguation

ACL ID N06-1016
Title An Empirical Study Of The Behavior Of Active Learning For Word Sense Disambiguation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

This paper shows that two uncertainty- based active learning methods, combined with a maximum entropy model, work well on learning English verb senses. Data analysis on the learning process, based on both instance and feature levels, suggests that a careful treatment of feature extraction is important for the active learning to be useful for WSD. The overfitting phenomena that occurred during the active learning process are identified as classic overfitting in machine learning based on the data analysis.