Paper: Pattern-Based Disambiguation For Natural Language Processing

ACL ID W00-1301
Title Pattern-Based Disambiguation For Natural Language Processing
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

A wide range of natural language problems can be viewed as disambiguating between a small set of alternatives based upon the string context surrounding the ambiguity site. In this paper we demonstrate that classification accuracy can be improved by invoking a more descriptive feature set than what is typically used. We present a technique that disambiguates by learning regular expressions describing the stnng contexts in which the ambiguity sites appear.