Automated Verb Sense Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-02-C-3074
Agency Tracking Number: N02-101-20
Amount: $69,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6440 North Central Expressway, Suite 205, Dallas, TX, 75206
DUNS: 098242246
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mihai Surdeanu
 VP Engineering
 (214) 378-8311
Business Contact
 Dan Moldovan
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (214) 378-8311
Research Institution
"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

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