AAAI Publications, Twenty-Third International FLAIRS Conference

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A Quantitative Assessment of SENSATIONAL with an Exploration of Its Applications
Wei Xiong, Min Song, Lori Watrous-deVersterre

Last modified: 2010-05-06


Word sense disambiguation is the problem of selecting a sense for a word from a set of predefined possibilities. This is a significant problem in the biomedical domain where a single word may be used to describe a gene, protein, or abbreviation. In this paper, we evaluate SENSATIONAL, a novel unsupervised WSD technique, in comparison with two popular learning algorithms, support vector machines (SVM) and K-means. Based on the accuracy measure, our results show that SENSATIONAL outperforms SVM and K-means by 2% and 17% respectively. In addition, we develop a polysemy-based search engine and an experimental visualization application that utilizes SENSATIONAL clustering technique.


Word Sense Disambiguation; SENSATIONAL; machine learning

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