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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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Disambiguation requires context, but "using the context" is impotently vague until grounded in machine-tractable heuristics.
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In view of the above, this paper introduces a novel platform for supporting the semantic annotation process of Web and Telecommunication services (Telco) based on Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) techniques, used for identifying the linguistic context of the service descriptors in order to enable the automatic association of ontological entities to functional attributes of the services.
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In this work we propose a new method of word sense disambiguation (WSD) using matrix map of the semantic scores extracted from SentiWordNet of WordNet glosses terms.
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