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Methods of defining ontologies, word disambiguation methods, computer systems, and articles of manufacture

TitleMethods of defining ontologies, word disambiguation methods, computer systems, and articles of manufacture
Publication TypePatent
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSanfilippo, A, Tratz, S, Gregory, M, Chappell, AR, Whitney, PD, Posse, C, Baddeley, B, Hohimer, RE
Application Number11/267370
Date Published05/10/2007
CountryUSA
Abstract

Methods of defining ontologies, word disambiguation methods, computer systems, and articles of manufacture are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a word disambiguation method includes accessing textual content to be disambiguated, wherein the textual content comprises a plurality of words individually comprising a plurality of word senses, for an individual word of the textual content, identifying one of the word senses of the word as indicative of the meaning of the word in the textual content, for the individual word, selecting one of a plurality of event classes of a lexical database ontology using the identified word sense of the individual word, and for the individual word, associating the selected one of the event classes with the textual content to provide disambiguation of a meaning of the individual word in the textual content.

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