Wikimantic: Disambiguation for Short Queries

  • Christopher Boston
  • Sandra Carberry
  • Hui Fang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7337)


This paper presents an implemented and evaluated methodology for disambiguating terms in search queries. By exploiting Wikipedia articles and their reference relations, our method is able to disambiguate terms in particularly short queries with few context words. This work is part of a larger project to retrieve information graphics in response to user queries.


disambiguation short queries context wikipedia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Boston
    • 1
  • Sandra Carberry
    • 1
  • Hui Fang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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