Paper: Word Domain Disambiguation Via Word Sense Disambiguation

ACL ID N06-2036
Title Word Domain Disambiguation Via Word Sense Disambiguation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2006
Authors

Word subject domains have been widely used to improve the perform- ance of word sense disambiguation al- gorithms. However, comparatively little effort has been devoted so far to the disambiguation of word subject do- mains. The few existing approaches have focused on the development of al- gorithms specific to word domain dis- ambiguation. In this paper we explore an alternative approach where word domain disambiguation is achieved via word sense disambiguation. Our study shows that this approach yields very strong results, suggesting that word domain disambiguation can be ad- dressed in terms of word sense disam- biguation with no need for special purpose algorithms.