Frunza, O. & Inkpen, D. Lang Resources & Evaluation (2008) 42: 325. doi:10.1007/s10579-008-9072-x
Partial cognates are pairs of words in two languages that have the same meaning in some, but not all contexts. Detecting the actual meaning of a partial cognate in context can be useful for Machine Translation tools and for Computer-Assisted Language Learning tools. We propose a supervised and a semi-supervised method to disambiguate partial cognates between two languages: French and English. The methods use only automatically-labeled data; therefore they can be applied to other pairs of languages as well. The aim of our work is to automatically detect the meaning of a French partial cognate word in a specific context.
Partial cognatesWord sense disambiguationMonolingual bootstrappingBilingual bootstrapping