Turkish Word Sense Disambiguation Using WordNet

Turkish Word Sense Disambiguation Using WordNet

The concept of sense ambiguity means that a word which has more than one meaning is used in a context and it needs to be clarified that which sense is actually referred. Word sense disambiguation (WSD) is the concept of identifying which sense of a word is used in a sentence or context.
Sense disambiguation is a problem that can be overcomed easily by complex structures of human brain. In computer sciences, however, it can be solved by using appropriate algorithms according to the application of words. In computer sciences, this problem is one of the most important and current issues in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Word sense disambiguation is a very important task in natural language processing applications such as machine translation and information retrieval. In this project, an extended version of Lesk algorithm is used to accomplish this task. The algorithm is extended in a way that it exploits the hierarchical structure of WordNet.

Project Poster: 

Project Members: 

Oğuzhan Yetimoğlu
Anıl Can Kara

Project Advisor: 

Tunga Güngör

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Project Year: 

  • Spring

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