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Techniques for understanding the aboutness of text based on semantic analysis

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In one embodiment of the present invention, a semantic analyzer translates a text segment into a structured representation that conveys the meaning of the text segment. Notably, the semantic analyzer leverages a semantic network to perform word sense disambiguation operations that map text words included in the text segment into concepts--word senses with a single, specific meaning--that are interconnected with relevance ratings. A topic generator then creates topics on-the-fly that includes one or more mapped concepts that are related within the context of the text segment. In this fashion, the topic generator tailors the semantic network to the text segment ...