This paper describes a sense disambiguation method for a polysemous target noun using the context words surrounding the target noun and its WordNet relatives, such as synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms. The result of sense disambiguation is a relative that can substitute for that target noun in a context. The selection is made based on co-occurrence frequency between candidate relatives and each word in the context. Since the co-occurrence frequency is obtainable from a raw corpus, the method is considered to be an unsupervised learning algorithm and therefore does not require a sense-tagged corpus. In a series of experiments using SemCor and the corpus of SENSEVAL-2 lexical sample task, all in English, and using some Korean data, the proposed method was shown to be very promising. In particular, its performance was superior to that of the other approaches evaluated on the same test corpora.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Linguistics and Language