A Chinese Corpus with Word Sense Annotation

  • Yunfang Wu
  • Peng Jin
  • Yangsen Zhang
  • Shiwen Yu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4285)


This paper presents the construction of a Chinese word sense-tagged corpus. The resulting lexical resource includes mainly three components: 1) a corpus annotated with word senses; 2) a lexicon containing sense distinction and description in the feature-based formalism; 3) the linking between the sense entries in the lexicon and CCD synsets. A dynamic model is put forward to build the three knowledge bases simultaneously and interactively. The strategy to improve consistency is addressed since consistency is a thorny issue for constructing semantic resources. The inter-annotator agreement of the sense-tagged corpus is satisfied. The database will grow up to be a powerful lexical resource both for linguistic researches on Chinese lexical semantics and word sense disambiguation.


sense sense annotation sense disambiguation lexical semantics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunfang Wu
    • 1
  • Peng Jin
    • 1
  • Yangsen Zhang
    • 1
  • Shiwen Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computational LinguisticsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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