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UKB: Graph Based Word Sense Disambiguation and Similarity

UKB is a collection of programs for performing graph-based Word Sense
Disambiguation and lexical similarity/relatedness using a pre-existing
knowledge base.

UKB has been developed by the IXA group in the University of the
Basque Country. UKB applies the so-called Personalized PageRank on a
Lexical Knowledge Base (LKB) to rank the vertices of the LKB and thus
perform disambiguation. The details of the method are described in
[1]. It has also been applied on WSD on specific domains [2]. The
algorithm can also be used to calculate lexical similarity/relatedness
of words/sentences. See [3,4] for applications of UKB to similarity.


[1] Eneko Agirre and Aitor Soroa. 2009. Personalizing PageRank for
Word Sense Disambiguation. Proceedings of the 12th conference of the
European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(EACL-2009). Athens, Greece.

[2] Eneko Agirre, Oier Lopez de Lacalle and Aitor
Soroa. 2009. Knowledge-based WSD and specific domains: performing over
supervised WSD. Proceedings of IJCAI. Pasadena, USA.

[3] Eneko Agirre, Enrique Alfonseca, Keith Hall, Jana Kravalova,
Marius Pasca and Aitor Soroa. 2009. A Study on Similarity and
Relatedness Using Distributional and WordNet-based
Approaches. Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 09. Boulder, USA.

[4] Eneko Agirre, Montse Cuadros, German Rigau and Aitor Soroa. 2010.
Exploring Knowledge Bases for Similarity. Proceedings of LREC
2010. Valletta, Malta.

[5] Eneko Agirre, Aitor Soroa, Mark Stevenson. 2010. Graph-based Word
Sense Disambiguation of Biomedical Documents. Bioinformatics, Oxford
University Press. Bioinformatics Vol. 26(22) pp: 2889-2896

Files under this catalogue:

src/                    Source code. See README, INSTALL, LICENSE.
bin/             	Statically compiled binaries for x86-32 linux
lkb_sources/            LKB sources, sample data. See README.
UKBsim/                 Scripts for similarity. See README, INSTALL, LICENSE.
scripts/                Scripts for converting Wordnet to ukb input files

Check README files in the respective catalogue.


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