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disambiguation

In language processing, deriving the true intention of a word that has multiple meanings. The word means "to remove ambiguities," and it is used in text-to-speech, speech recognition and text mining applications. For example, the word "r-e-a-d" is pronounced "reed" in the present tense but "red" in the past tense. A text-to-speech program would have to determine the tense of the word by the rest of the sentence.

Sophisticated disambiguation techniques may analyze the entire voice sample or document before deciding on the meaning. See text-to-speech, voice recognition and text mining.
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When recorded constraints, reference resolution, and ontological scripts are still not sufficient to disambiguate an input, rules of thumb can sometimes help --as long as they are appropriately understood as defeasible preferences.
There is a first zone where the first hypothesis returned and routed to this destination is accepted as valid; then a second disambiguation zone, where we might disambiguate between four hypotheses returned by the router, asking the user to choose;, and a third rejection zone, where any hypothesis is assumed to be erroneous and is not routed.
Ontological entities disambiguation: this sub-module disambiguates the matching entity associated to token, according to the set of entities comprising its linguistic context, by using a WSD technique similar to the one introduced in the attribute disambiguation module (section 1.
The see-references help to disambiguate - - if not the search - - then the breadth of the displayed results.
These appear to be shown primarily to help disambiguate queries.
No more need to disambiguate someone's personality from what they share in 140 characters, the truth is obvious and this new trend will set us free.
We have demonstrated that toddlers learning Spanish are capable of using definite and indefinite article gender information to disambiguate a referent.
Allbritton, McKoon and Ratcliff (1996) investigated this by focusing listeners' ability to parse and disambiguate sentences produced by trained and untrained speakers.
For a computer, as with a human, additional information is needed to disambiguate the phrase.
Also compound terms were segregated by using space level tokenization to disambiguate the root of word.
The decision also aims to disambiguate all facts in this regard, he said, and comes upon the directives of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.