Gloss Hypernym/Hyponym Heuristic

This method extends the previously defined hypernym/hyponym heuristic by using glosses of the hypernym/hyponym synsets of the ambiguous word. To disambiguate a given word, all the glosses of the hypernym/hyponym synsets are checked looking for words occurring in the context. Coincidences are counted. As before, the synset having the greatest count is chosen. Figure 6 shows a example of this heuristic. The sense plane#1 is chosen, because it has the greatest weight.

Figure 6: Application of the Gloss Hypernym Heuristic

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