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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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While our model is sufficiently efficient for Web-scale disambiguation, there were two problems that we encountered: the accuracy of determining the correct sense of a word and the presentation of a word's different meanings to the user.
Disambiguation mechanisms, such as preparing questions using the four hypotheses returned, could be built in this zone.
However, neither of these examples achieves what a utilization of a clearer disambiguation practice would.
From every disambiguation page and the pages it was linking to, we created one source document by combining abstracts of all pages in random order.
Such techniques have drawbacks, primarily due to their weak disambiguation.
This performance has been called exclusion by behavior analysts (Dixon, 1977) and nonhuman animal cognition/language researchers (Schusterman, Gisiner, Grimm, & Hanggi, 1993) and, often, the disambiguation effect in psycholinguistics (Merriman & Bowman, 1989).
And Muller, particularly prone to religious analogies, says the problem of homograph-disambiguation "se dresse, tel l'ange au glaive flamboyant, a l'entree du paradis quantitatif" ("rises up, like the angel with the flaming sword, at the entrance to a quantitative paradise"); the opponents of disambiguation are taking up what is for them "l'attitude la moins entachee du peche originel" ("the attitude that is the least stained with original sin"), and they regard disambiguation as "damnable" (115, 133, 140).
Our customers are now able to use more accurate natural language understanding for all applications, especially for a call router which is now able to discern the requests that can be routed immediately from those that require further disambiguation with the highest degree of precision.
This allows for simple disambiguation of words like "sick" that have different meanings depending on whether you're talking about video games or talking about hospitals.
Context Disambiguation in Web Search Results Using Clustering Algorithm.
In the same time, researchers try to develop new disambiguation models in combination with the WordNet, producing ontological data bases through a systematic ordering of the polysemous terms contained in WordNet [26] or producing wide text bodies aiming to express words based on the relation of the synonymy in WordNet [27].