Using Word Sense Discrimination on Historic Document Collections

Posted April 20, 2010
Areas : Semantic Evolution, General.

A paper entitled “Using Word Sense Discrimination on Historic Document Collections” has been accepted for presentation at the 10th ACM/IEEE JCDL

The paper entitled “Using Word Sense Discrimination on Historic Document Collections” by Nina Tahmasebi, Kai Niklas, Thomas Theuerkauf and Thomas Risse has been accepted in the 10th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. The paper evaluates word sense discrimination on historic document collections to investigate if word senses can be found automatically using modern technology applied on historic data. The paper also investigates which impact OCR errors, present in scanned historic documents, have on finding word senses in an automatic way. Finding word senses in an automatic way is the first step towards detecting terminology evolution and hence an important step in our research. Nina Tahmasebi will present the paper on June 22nd, 2010 at JCDL which is held in conjunction with ICADL in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast, Australia).