UNIBA-SENSE @ CLEF 2009: Robust WSD Task

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UNIBA-SENSE @ CLEF 2009: Robust WSD Task
This paper presents the participation of the semantic N-levels search engine SENSE at the CLEF 2009 Ad Hoc Robust-WSD Task. During the participation at the same task of CLEF 2008, SENSE showed that WSD can be helpful to improve retrieval, even though the overall performance was not exciting mainly due to the adoption of a pure Vector Space Model with no heuristics. In this edition, our aim is to demonstrate that the combination of the N-levels model and WSD can improve the retrieval performance even when an effective retrieval model is adopted. To reach this aim, we worked on two different strategies. On one hand a new model, based on Okapi BM25, was adopted at each level. Moreover, we improved the word stemming algorithm and we normalized words removing some characters that made more evident the word mismatch problem. The use of these simple heuristics allowed us to increases of 106% the MAP value, compared to our best result obtained at CLEF 2008. On the other hand, we integrated a ...
Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo, Giovanni Semera
Added 08 Nov 2010
Updated 08 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CLEF
Authors Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo, Giovanni Semeraro
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