Paper: Word Sense Subjectivity for Cross-lingual Lexical Substitution

ACL ID N10-1054
Title Word Sense Subjectivity for Cross-lingual Lexical Substitution
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We explore the relation between word sense subjectivity and cross-lingual lexical substitu- tion, following the intuition that good substi- tutions will transfer a word’s (contextual) sen- timentfromthesourcelanguageintothetarget language. Experiments on English-Chinese lexical substitution show that taking a word’s subjectivity into account can indeed improve performance. We also show that just using word sense subjectivity can perform as well as integrating fully-fledged fine-grained word sense disambiguation for words which have both subjective and objective senses.