Word Sense Disambiguation
Algorithms and Applications

Edited by
Eneko Agirre & Philip Edmonds

Foreword by
Graeme Hirst

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"This book is an excellent overview of a buoyant research area."

"This collection serves as a thorough record of where we are now and provides some nice pointers for where we need to go. It is a great resource containing valuable reference material, helpful summaries of findings, further-reading sections, and a useful appendix on resources."

"Even though the book is tailored for those new to the field, veteran WSD researchers will find the collection makes good reading with plenty of material and discussions that do not appear elsewhere."

"I will certainly be dipping into the book for many years to come."

Diana McCarthy, Computational Linguistics, 13(2), 2007.

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Foreword // Graeme Hirst
  1. Introduction (pdf available) // Eneko Agirre and Philip Edmonds
  2. Word Senses // Adam Kilgarriff
  3. Making Sense About Sense // Nancy Ide, Yorick Wilks
  4. Evaluation of WSD Systems // Martha Palmer, Hwee Tou Ng, Hoa Trang Dang
  5. Knowledge-Based Methods for WSD // Rada Mihalcea
  6. Unsupervised Corpus-Based Methods for WSD // Ted Pedersen
  7. Supervised Corpus-Based Methods for WSD // Lluís Màrquez, Gerard Escudero, David Martínez, German Rigau
  8. Knowledge Sources for WSD // Eneko Agirre, Mark Stevenson
  9. Automatic Acquisition of Lexical Information and Examples // Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo
  10. Domain-Specific WSD // Paul Buitelaar, Bernardo Magnini, Carlo Strapparava, Piek Vossen
  11. WSD in NLP Applications // Philip Resnik
Appendix: Resources for WSD
Index of Terms
Index of Authors and Algorithms

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