Paper: DAEBAK!: Peripheral Diversity for Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation

ACL ID S13-2043
Title DAEBAK!: Peripheral Diversity for Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2013
Authors

We introduce Peripheral Diversity (PD) as a knowledge-based approach to achieve multi- lingual Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD). PD exploits the frequency and diverse use of word senses in semantic subgraphs de- rived from larger sense inventories such as BabelNet, Wikipedia, and WordNet in order to achieve WSD. PD?s f -measure scores for SemEval 2013 Task 12 outperform the Most Frequent Sense (MFS) baseline for two of the five languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Despite PD remain- ing under-developed and under-explored, it demonstrates that it is robust, competitive, and encourages development.