SENSEVAL: An Exercise in Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Programs

Page167-174
AuthorAdam Kilgarriff
TitleSENSEVAL: An Exercise in Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Programs
AbstractThere are now many computer programs for automatically determining which sense a word is being used in. One would like to be able to say which were better, which worse, and also which words, or varieties of language, presented particular problems to which programs. In this paper I describe a pilot evaluation exercise ('SENSEVAL') taking place under the auspices of ACL SIGLEX (the Lexicons Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics) and EURALEX in 1998. Finally I present three reasons why the exercise is of interest to lexicographers.
SessionPART 2 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
Keywordsevaluation, disambiguation, polysemy, sense-tagging, word sense
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX98_1-021,
author = {Adam Kilgarriff},
title = {SENSEVAL: An Exercise in Evaluating Word Sense Disambiguation Programs},
pages = {167-174},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},
}
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