Programming and Computer Software

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 309–326

Word sense disambiguation methods



Word sense disambiguation is one of the key tasks of text processing. It consists in the determination of senses of words or compound terms in accordance with the context where they were used. The word sense disambiguation problem originated in the 1950s as a subtask of machine translation. Since then, the great number of methods of its solution has been developed; however, none of them may be viewed as a perfect one. The paper is a survey of most well-known studies in this field.


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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of System ProgrammingRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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