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Annotation of regular polysemy and underspecification

Héctor Martínez Alonso, Bolette Sandford Pedersen and Núria Bel

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Short Papers (ACL Short Papers 2013)
Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013


We present the result of an annotation task on regular polysemy for a series of semantic classes or "dot types" in English, Danish and Spanish. This article describes the annotation process, the results in terms of inter-encoder agreement, and the sense distributions obtained with two methods: majority voting with a theory-compliant backoff strategy, and MACE, an unsupervised system to choose the most likely sense from all the annotations.

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