CHAPTER 14

Resources

#97 Lexical resources systematize useful information about word sense and semantic roles.

Chapter 4 describes word senses and their importance to understanding natural language meaning—as well as the fact that word senses aren’t cleanly delineated, discrete units. Nonetheless, and even with the advent of pre-trained word vectors, broad-coverage resources which attempt to catalogue word senses can be very useful components of a wide range of NLP applications.

The most prominent example of such a resource is the Princeton WordNet of English1 (WordNet) [Fellbaum, 1998, Miller, 1995], which is organized around synsets, groups containing words which share a particular sense (see #18). WordNet also includes definitions for each ...

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