A word sense disambiguation approach for converting natural language text into a common semantic description

Francisco Tacoa, Hiroshi Uchida, Mitsuru Ishizuka

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Abstract

Concept Description Language (CDL) is a common language that represents the semantics of content in a simple and structured manner. In particular, it is intended to describe Natural Language (NL) texts in a format that can be understood and processed by computers. Since words with multiple meanings can be found from texts, it becomes necessary to perform Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) in order to achieve a correct representation. This paper presents a WSD approach that determines best candidates for word meanings and contributes to a semi-automatic conversion of NL into CDL. We perform preliminary experiments by evaluating the approach with some test sentences and comparing with other WSD methods. Results suggest that the existence of a proper correspondence of syntactic and semantic relations for the WSD process may lead to an accurate conversion to CDL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 IEEE 4th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2010
Pages478-486
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA
Duration: 2010 Sep 222010 Sep 24

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2010
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/9/2210/9/24

Keywords

  • Concept description
  • Natural language text
  • Semantic computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Tacoa, F., Uchida, H., & Ishizuka, M. (2010). A word sense disambiguation approach for converting natural language text into a common semantic description. In Proceedings - 2010 IEEE 4th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2010 (pp. 478-486). [5629030] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSC.2010.66