Sense Disambiguation Technique for Information Retrieval in Web Search

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 178)


Word Sense Disambiguation is the process of removing and resolving the ambiguity between words. One of the major applications of Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) is Information Retrieval (IR). In Information Retrieval WSD helps in improving term indexing, if the senses are included as index terms. The order, in which the documents appear as the result of some search on the web, should not be based on their page ranks alone. Some other factors should also be considered while ranking the pages. This paper focuses on the technique that will describe how senses of words can play an important role in ranking the pages, especially when the word is polysemous. While adopting this technique user can receive only relevant pages on the top of the search result.


Information Retrieval Word Sense Disambiguation Noun Polysemous 


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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentBanasthali UniversityRajasthanIndia

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