Word Sense Disambiguation

Algorithms and Applications

  • Eneko Agirre
  • Philip Edmonds

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Eneko Agirre, Philip Edmonds
    Pages 1-28
  3. Adam Kilgarriff
    Pages 29-46
  4. Nancy Ide, Yorick Wilks
    Pages 47-73
  5. Martha Palmer, Hwee Tou Ng, Hoa Trang Dang
    Pages 75-106
  6. Rada Mihalcea
    Pages 107-131
  7. Ted Pedersen
    Pages 133-166
  8. Lluís Màrquez, Gerard Escudero, David Martínez, German Rigau
    Pages 167-216
  9. Eneko Agirre, Mark Stevenson
    Pages 217-251
  10. Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo
    Pages 253-274
  11. Paul Buitelaar, Bernardo Magnini, Carlo Strapparava, Piek Vossen
    Pages 275-298
  12. Philip Resnik
    Pages 299-337
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 339-366

About this book


This is the first book to cover the entire topic of word sense disambiguation (WSD) including: all the major algorithms, techniques, performance measures, results, philosophical issues, and applications. Leading researchers in the field have contributed chapters that synthesize and provide an overview of past and state-of-the-art research across the field. The editors have carefully organized the chapters into sub-topics. Researchers and lecturers will learn about the full range of what has been done and where the field is headed. Developers will learn which technique(s) will apply to their particular application, how to build and evaluate systems, and what performance to expect. An accompanying Website ( provides  links to resources for WSD and a searchable index of the book.


algorithms artificial intelligence computational linguistics language linguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Eneko Agirre
    • 1
  • Philip Edmonds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of the Basque CountryDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Sharp Laboratories of Europe LimitedOxford Science ParkUK

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