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Automated Verb Sense Identification

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Language Computer Corporation
2435 N. Central Expressway Suite 1200 Richardson, TX 75080-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Automated Verb Sense Identification
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-02-C-3074
Award Amount: $69,985.00


"Language Computer Corporation (LCC) is the leader in open-domain Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) and other natural language processing (NLP)technologies such as Question Answering (QA) and Summarization.This proposed work builds on our experience with semanticallydisambiguating all verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs inopen-domain texts.The WSD approach uses hybrid methods that combine machine readabledictionaries, iterative algorithms, and machine learning.LCC's WSD algorithm will be extended with advanced proprietary NLP toolssuch as a high-performance probabilistic parser and named-entityrecognizer, and tailored for the military domain with dedicatedmachine learning algorithms.The WSD technology developed in this Phase 1 project will be used toimprove the other NLP products currently developed at LCC: QA,Information Extraction, Summarization, and Semantic Indexing. The WSD system developed as a result of this Phase I project will beintegrated in other commercial natural language products developed atLCC, such as Question Answering (QA), Information Extraction (IE),Summarization, and Semantic Indexing. In addition, a WSD softwarepackage will be prepared and market as a NLP developmenttool. However, the market for such a tool is rather small compared tothe QA and IE market on which the impact of the WSD technology will befelt. LCC is currently marketing its QA and IE products togovernment, media, and Internet service providers as

Principal Investigator:

Mihai Surdeanu
VP Engineering

Business Contact:

Dan Moldovan
President and CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Language Computer Corp.
6440 North Central Expressway, Suite 205 Dallas, TX 75206

EIN/Tax ID: 752641308
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No