Definition Heuristic

In this case, all the glosses from the synsets of an ambiguous word are checked looking for those that contain words from the context. Each match increases the synset count by one. The sense having the greatest count is then chosen. Figure 5 shows an example of this heuristic. The sense sister#1 is chosen, because it has the greatest weight.

Figure 5: Application of the Definition Heuristic

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