Re: Errors caused by word sense ambiguity

I disagree with the statement that most research on word
sense disambiguation is divorced from applications.  
In general, applications have given rise to the headaches that
drive the research.  Any project on text understanding,
mt, information retrieval, has this as a component.  What
is true is that once this problem is identified, it can then
be viewed in isolation from the application. 

Judith Klavans
Columbia University