[b-hebrew] Re: disambiguate question

C. Stirling Bartholomew threetreepoint at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 2 12:48:56 EDT 2005


On 6/2/05 8:32 AM, "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org> wrote:

>> */Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>/* wrote:
>>   
>>  and used the following wonderful word:
>>  
>> "...... disambiguate....."
>>  
>>   meaning, possibly," remove ambiguity from?"   I wonder when was it
>> coined, and when is it used?
> 
> 
> Sorry, this is perhaps a term from the computer era or perhaps from
> linguistics ...

Both. I think the term was used in computational linguistics in the '70s and
possibly earlier. 

Clay Bartholomew 
 





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