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Definition of Disambiguation

Babylon English

clarification that comes after removal of ambiguity; establishment of a single grammatical interpretation
Disambiguation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

 lexical disambiguation 
WordNet 2.0

1. clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
(hypernym) clarification, elucidation, illumination
(hyponym) lexical disambiguation
(derivation) disambiguate
Disambiguation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
! is a punctuation mark called an exclamation mark (33 in ASCII), exclamation point, ecphoneme, or bang.

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(a double exclamation mark, Unicode character U+203C) may refer to:
  • A brilliant move in chess notation
  • The double factorial operator in mathematics
  • A "convert to Boolean" construction in some computer languages, this is through a computer type of double negation, where its Boolean value is negated, then negated again, converting the value to either true or false
  • An operator for fetching list elements in the programming language Haskell
  • A retroflex click, a family of click consonants found only in Juu languages of southern Africa and in the Damin ritual jargon of Australia

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"( )" or two parentheses (40 and 41 in ASCII) may refer to:
  • Function prototype, no arguments or unknown arguments, in some programming languages
  • ( ) (album), 2002 album by Sigur Rós
  • ( ) (film), 2003 short film directed by Morgan Fisher
  • The emoticon representing a hug
  • The empty list in the Lisp programming language
  • The unit type in the Haskell programming language
  • The stage name of Kim Carlsson, a member of the Swedish black metal band Lifelover

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The symbol * is called asterisk (42 in ASCII). The symbol may also refer to:
Art, entertainment, and media
  • "*", a song by M83
  • "*: Asterisk", a.k.a. "Asterisk (song)", by Orange Range
  • "*", a song by Sadist from Lego
  • *, the logo for the alternative rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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***, a series of three asterisks, may refer to:
  • *** (novel), by Michael Brodsky
  • Ellipsis (…) or three asterisks in a line (***), a mark to indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase
  • Typographical symbols used to indicate a section break in writing:
    • *** (three asterisks in a row), also called a dinkus
    • Asterism (typography) , three asterisks in a triangle
  • *** (three asterisks in a row), a commonly used expurgation of part of any expletive, as in f***ing.

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*= may refer to:
  • Augmented assignment operator for multiplication
  • Deprecated SQL syntax for join; see Join (SQL)#Alternative syntaxes

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+ (the plus sign) is a binary operator that indicates addition, with 43 in ASCII.

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+++ may refer to:
  • +++ (modem), a command to switch from data to command mode in modems in telecommunication, originally by Hayes
  • +++ (Leiden), a sign to indicate traces of letters according to the Leiden Conventions

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- is the ASCII hyphen-minus character U+002D.

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--, a string of two hyphen-minus characters or - -, may approximate or refer to the following things:
  • En dash (–)
  • Em dash (—) as a typewriter approximation
  • Sig dashes (-- ), the email and Usenet signature delimiter
  • For Unix commands, -- is used as a prefix for command options. By itself, it typically means the end of command options.
  • Decrement operator in some programming languages
  • Inline comments, -- is commonly used in programming languages
  • Emoticon

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The symbol = (triple bar) is used in science and mathematics with several different meanings. It may refer to:

  • Identity (mathematics), identity of two mathematical expressions
  • Logical biconditional, in logic (if and only if)
  • Modular arithmetic, a = b (mod m)
  • Equivalence relation, often denoted using a triple bar

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The expression a = b may mean:
  • a is less than or equal to b (see Inequality).
  • a is a subgroup of b.

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Disambiguation is word-sense disambiguation, the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context.

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In computational linguistics, word-sense disambiguation (WSD) is an open problem of natural language processing and ontology. WSD is identifying which sense of a word (i.e. meaning) is used in a sentence, when the word has multiple meanings. The solution to this problem impacts other computer-related writing, such as discourse, improving relevance of search engines, anaphora resolution, coherence, inference et cetera.

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