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Developing a Test Collection for Biomedical Word Sense Disambiguation

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Weeber M, Mork JG, Aronson AR
Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:746-50.
Abstract: 

Ambiguity, the phenomenon that a word has more than one sense, poses difficulties for many current Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems. Algorithms that assist in the resolution of these ambiguities, i.e. which make unambiguous a word, or more generally, a text string, will boost performance of these systems. To test such techniques in the biomedical language domain, we have developed a Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) test collection that comprises 5,000 unambiguous instances for 50 ambiguous UMLS Metathesaurus strings.

Weeber M, Mork JG, Aronson AR. Developing a Test Collection for Biomedical Word Sense Disambiguation Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:746-50.