[Corpora-List] A Survey of NLP & WSD

Ergin Altintas ealtintas at dho.edu.tr
Tue May 31 19:26:00 CEST 2005

Dear Colleagues,

We are working on word sense disambiguation. We are trying to evaluate
a well known WSD algorithm if it is also valid for humans. Below, you
will find the information and the instructions about this survey.
Hope you have time to contribute to this work. If you let us, we will
be pleased to include your name in our report.

Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to put this survey on web. So
we have chosen electronic worksheets as the most practical way of
doing this survey. To be able to join to this survey you should
download the zip archive from
http://www.ergin.altintas.org/poll-art-25.zip and extract the four
files in it:

Files in the archive :
1. instructions.pdf
2. poll-art-25.xls
3. poll-art-25.sxc
4. poll-art-25.pdf

First file is the instructions for the survey. Second is the excel
file which you are supposed to fill in. If you dont use excel you can
use the third file with openoffice. We prefer you to fill in these
worksheets and send back to us. But in case you dont use both of these
programs, you may send your answers in plain text using the PDF file
and the simple format below:

Sample answer:

Page 1: 1-3 2-1 3-2 4-0 5-1 ... 23-0 24-0 25-2
Page 2: 1-3 2-2 3-4 4-1 5-3 ... 23-0 24-2 25-2
Page 3: 1-3 2-2 3-4 4-1 5-3 ... 23-0 24-4 25-1

"Page 1: 1-3" means: my answer to the first line in page 1 is 3 and

If you wish you can also print out the PDF (7 pages) and fill on paper
by hand and send by mail to:

Naval Science and Engineering Institute
Turkish Naval Academy
Pk. 34942
Tuzla / Istanbul / Turkey

Thank you for your interest...

Instructions For The Survey: (included in the pdf)

This public survey is designed to be used in Computer Linguistics
studies. In this survey you are kindly, requested to assign the most
appropriate sense (in your opinion) of the word Art which is
concordant to its neighbor words. For the validity of this work,
please read the instructions below, before starting.

1.Please put your answer between the brackets, selecting the number
representing the most appropriate sense from the small glossary below
(from WordNet 2.0).
2.While selecting the appropriate sense of the word Art, please try
consider the relations and similarities to the neighboring words.
3.Please start from the first page and go on with second, third etc...
4.Please read the mini glossary below before starting to answer, and
try to distinguish the meanings of the four senses of the noun Art
exactly. This should help you to finish the poll quickly.
5.You may choose to not to give an answer if you can't decide which
sense is the correct one.
6.Warning: Do not try to correct your answers returning to a page that
you have finished before.
7.Warning: Do not try to be consistent to your previous answers while
answering the subsequent pages.

Mini Glossary
[ 1 ] Art (synonym: fine art):
The products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art
exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
[ 2 ] Art (synonyms: artistic creation, artistic production):
The creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to
be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said
that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
[ 3 ] Art (synonyms: artistry, prowess):
A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and
observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
[ 4 ] Art (synonyms: artwork, graphics, nontextual matter):
Photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication;
"the publisher was responsible for all the art in the book"

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