linguist from England
- ...I examined the concept, 'word sense'. It was not found to be sufficiently well-defined to be a workable basic unit of meaning.
- in I don't believe in word senses (1997), p. 25
- It leaves me wanting to rejoice – isn’t language wonderful, that we can do all these different things with it!
- I often think, if NLP people put as much effort into the training data as the algorithms, our systems would perform much better.
- It's like the 'normalisation' discussion because in both cases we dream of a 'true message' that, in the NLG case, we generate from, and in the normalisation and analysis cases, we normalise/analyse to. Of course the 'true message' is a fantasy, and what we think it should be will depend on our particular goals in our particular context.