Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




This paper presents an exploration and evaluation of a diverse set of features that influence word-sense disambiguation (WSD) performance. WSD has the potential to improve many natural language processing (NLP) tasks as being one of the most crucial steps in the area. It is known that exploiting effective features and removing redundant ones help improving the results. There are two groups of feature sets to disambiguate senses and select the most appropriate ones among a set of candidates: collocational and bag-of-words (BoW) features. We introduce the effects of using these two feature sets on the Turkish Lexical Sample Dataset (TLSD), which comprises the most ambiguous verb and noun samples. In addition to our results, joint setting of feature groups has been applied to measure additional improvement in the results. Our results suggest that joint setting of features improves accuracy up to 7%. The effective window size of the ambiguous words has been determined for noun and verb sets. Additionally, the suggested feature set has been investigated on a different corpus that had been used in the previous studies on Turkish WSD. The results of the experiments to investigate diverse morphological groups show that word root and the case marker are significant features to disambiguate senses.


Bag-of-words features, collocational features, feature selection, supervised methods, word-sense disambiguation

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