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The Need for Application-Dependent WSD Strategies: A Case Study in MT

  • Lucia Specia
  • Gabriela Castelo Branco Ribeiro
  • Maria das GraçasVolpe Nunes
  • Mark Stevenson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3960)

Abstract

It is generally agreed that the ultimate goal of research into Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) is to provide a technology which can benefit applications; however, most of the work in this area has focused on the development of application-independent models. Taking Machine Translation as the application, we argue that this strategy is not appropriate, since many aspects of algorithm design, such as the sense repository, depend on the application. We present evidence for this by investigating the disambiguation of nine verbs in English-Portuguese translations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Specia
    • 1
  • Gabriela Castelo Branco Ribeiro
    • 2
  • Maria das GraçasVolpe Nunes
    • 1
  • Mark Stevenson
    • 3
  1. 1.ICMC – University of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.DL – Pontificial Catholic UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Regent CourtDCS – University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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