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dc.contributor.authorMcCrae, John P.
dc.contributor.authorFransen, Theodorus
dc.contributor.authorAhmadi, Sina
dc.contributor.authorBuitelaar, Paul
dc.contributor.authorGoswami, Koustava
dc.contributor.editorSimon De Deyne
dc.identifier.citationMcCrae, John P., Fransen, Theodorus, Ahmadi, Sina, Buitelaar, Paul, & Goswami, Koustava. (2022). Toward an Integrative Approach for Making Sense Distinctions. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 5.
dc.description.abstractWord senses are the fundamental unit of description in lexicography, yet it is rarely the case that different dictionaries reach any agreement on the number and definition of senses in a language. With the recent rise in natural language processing and other computational approaches there is an increasing demand for quantitatively validated sense catalogues of words, yet no consensus methodology exists. In this paper, we look at four main approaches to making sense distinctions: formal, cognitive, distributional, and intercultural and examine the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. We then consider how these may be combined into a single sound methodology. We illustrate this by examining two English words, ¿wing¿ and ¿fish,¿ using existing resources for each of these four approaches and illustrate the weaknesses of each. We then look at the impact of such an integrated method and provide some future perspectives on the research that is necessary to reach a principled method for making sense distinctions.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded in part by Enterprise Ireland under Grant Number CS-2020-2119, the Irish Research Council under grant number IRCLA/2017/129 (CARDAMOM-Comparative Deep Models of Language for Minority and Historical Languages) and the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme through the ELEXIS project under grant agreement No. 731015. It is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant Number SFI/12/RC/2289_P2 (Insight_2).en_IE
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Artificial Intelligenceen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.subjectword sensesen_IE
dc.subjectdistributional semanticsen_IE
dc.subjectcognitive semanticsen_IE
dc.subjectgenerative lexiconen_IE
dc.titleTowards an integrative approach for making sense distinctionsen_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedPeer reviewed
dc.contributor.funderEnterprise Irelanden_IE
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
dc.local.contactTheodorus Fransen. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/731015/EU/European Lexicographic Infrastructure/ELEXISen_IE
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2289/IE/INSIGHT - Irelands Big Data and Analytics Research Centre/en_IE

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