Paper: Redundancy: Helping Semantic Disambiguation

ACL ID P98-1016
Title Redundancy: Helping Semantic Disambiguation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998

Redundancy is a good thing, at least in a learn- ing process. To be a good teacher you must say what you are going to say, say it, then say what you have just said. Well, three times is better than one. To acquire and learn knowl- edge from text for building a lexical knowledge base, we need to find a source of information that states facts, and repeats them a few times using slightly different sentence structures. A technique is needed for gathering information from that source and identify the redundant in- formation. The extraction of the commonality is an active learning of the knowledge expressed. The proposed research is based on a clustering method developed by Barri~re and Popowich (1996) which performs a gathering of related information about a particular topic. Individ- ual piece...