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Message 1: COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES: VOL. 31 NO. 2

Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 13:05:55 -0500
From: Nancy M. Ide <idecs.vassar.edu>
Subject: COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES: VOL. 31 NO. 2

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 COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES
 Volume 31 No. 2 1997


The most recent issue of Computers and the Humanities includes a
special section entitled "Debates in Humanities Computing". This
issue's debate addresses a fundamental question underlying work on
automatic word sense disambiguation: the viability of definitively
distinguishing senses of polysemous words. Yorick Wilks, a well-known
researcher in the area of automatic sense disambiguation and
computational semantics, presents his view of word senses which
supports the viability of current approaches to automatic word sense
disambiguation. An opposing position is taken by lexicographer Adam
Kilgarriff, who argues that definitive sense division is so difficult,
even for humans, as to be virtually impossible, and describes an
empirical study supporting his claim.



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SPECIAL SECTION
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 DEBATES IN HUMANITIES COMPUTING : 
 THE VIABILITY OF AUTOMATIC WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION

 Senses and texts
 Yorick Wilks

 I don't believe in word senses
 Adam Kilgarriff



OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
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 An Estonian morphological analyser and the impact of a corpus on its
 development
 Heiki-Jaan Kaalep

 MtScript: A multi lingual text editor
 Malek Boualem and Stephane Harie

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COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES
 The Official Journal of The Association for Computers and the 
 Humanities

Editors-in-Chief:
 Nancy Ide, Dept. of Computer Science, Vassar College, USA
 Daniel Greenstein, Executive, Arts and Humanities Data Services, 
 King's College, UK


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