Automated Verb Sense Identification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,985.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-02-C-3074
Award Id:
59634
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-101-20
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Language Computer Corp. (Currently Language Computer Corporation)
6440 North Central Expressway, Suite 205, Dallas, TX, 75206
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
098242246
Principal Investigator:
Mihai Surdeanu
VP Engineering
(214) 378-8311
mihai@languagecomputer.com
Business Contact:
Dan Moldovan
President and CEO
(214) 378-8311
moldovan@languagecomputer.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"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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