Can Syntactic and Logical Graphs Help Word Sense Disambiguation

This paper presents a word sense disambiguation (WSD) approach based on syntactic and logical representations. The objective here is to run a number of experiments to compare standard contexts (word windows, sentence windows) with contexts provided by a dependency parser (syntactic context) and a logical analyzer (logico-semantic context). The approach presented here relies on a dependency grammar for the syntactic representations. We also use a pattern knowledge base over the syntactic dependencies to extract flat predicative logical representations. These representations (syntactic and logical) are then used to build context vectors that are exploited in the WSD process. Various state-of-the-art algorithms including Simplified Lesk, Banerjee and Pedersen and frequency of co-occurrences are tested with these syntactic and logical contexts. Preliminary results show that defining context vectors based on these features may improve WSD by comparison with classical word and sentence context windows. However, future experiments are needed to provide more evidence over these issues
Published in 2010