International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

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IJISA Vol.13, No.6, Dec. 2021

Normalized Statistical Algorithm for Afaan Oromo Word Sense Disambiguation

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Abdo Ababor Abafogi

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Afaan Oromo;Word Sense Disambiguation;Normalized Statistical Algorithm;Unsupervised Approach;Sense Cluster Algorithm


Language is the main means of communication used by human. In various situations, the same word can mean differently based on the usage of the word in a particular sentence which is challenging for a computer to understand as level of human.  Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD), which aims to identify correct sense of a given ambiguity word, is a long-standing problem in natural language processing (NLP). As the major aim of WSD is to accurately understand the sense of a word in particular context, can be used for the correct labeling of words in natural language applications. In this paper, I propose a normalized statistical algorithm that performs the task of WSD for Afaan Oromo language despite morphological analysis The propose algorithm has the power to discriminate ambiguous word’s sense without windows size consideration, without predefined rule and without utilize annotated dataset for training which minimize a challenge of under resource languages. The proposed system tested on 249 sentences with precision, recall, and F-measure. The overall effectiveness of the system is 80.76% in F-measure, which implies that the proposed system is promising on Afaan Oromo that is one of under resource languages spoken in East Africa. The algorithm can be extended for semantic text similarity without modification or with a bit modification. Furthermore, the forwarded direction can improve the performance of the proposed algorithm.

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Abdo Ababor Abafogi, "Normalized Statistical Algorithm for Afaan Oromo Word Sense Disambiguation", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.13, No.6, pp.40-50, 2021. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2021.06.04


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