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

Specia, L.; Nunes, M.G.V.; Ribeiro, G.C.; Stevenson, M. (2006). The Need for Application-Dependent WSD Strategies: a Case Study in MT. 7th Workshop on Computational Processing of Written and Spoken Portuguese (Propor-2006), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence LNAI-3960, pp. 233-237. Itatiaia, Brazil.

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.