Seeding Strategies for Semantic Disambiguation

Annika Hinze, David Bainbridge, Rebekah Wilkins, Craig Taube-Schock, J. Stephen Downie

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and phrases in a text, for which we use an automatically generated Concept-in-Context (CiC) network. Words and phrases rarely belong to a single concept; disambiguation in Capisco relies on interplay between words that are in close vicinity in the text. Starting the disambiguation is a seeding process, that identifies the first concepts, which then form the context for further disambiguation steps. This paper introduces the seeding algorithm and explores seeding strategies for identifying these initial concepts in text volumes, such as books, that are stored in a digital library.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJCDL 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351782
StatePublished - May 23 2018
Event18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2018 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2018Jun 7 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
ISSN (Print)1552-5996


Other18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth


  • capisco
  • semantic disambiguation
  • semantic search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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