Mining Class Association Rules for Word Sense Disambiguation

  • Łukasz Kobyliński
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7053)


In this paper we propose an approach to the task of Word Sense Disambiguation problem that uses Class Association Rules to create an effective and human-understandable rule-based classifier. We present the accuracy of classification of selected polysemous words on an evaluation corpus using the proposed method and compare it to other known approaches. We discuss the advantages and weaknesses of a classifier based on association rules and present ideas for future work on the idea.


Association Rule Frequent Itemsets Word Sense Class Association Word Sense Disambiguation 
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  • Łukasz Kobyliński
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer SciencePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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