Word sense disambiguation for information retrieval

Ozlem Uzuner, Boris Katz, Deniz Yuret (1999) ( PDF )
Word sense disambiguation for information retrieval. In Proceedings of the 1999 16th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99)


Despite their increasing importance as data retrieval tools, most Information Retrieval (IR) systems do not have high precision and recall. Lack of disambiguation power is one reason for the poor performance of these systems. Correctly disambiguating and expanding a query only with intended synonyms before retrieval may improve their performance.