Emoji word sense disambiguation

  • US 10,311,144 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2017
  • Issued: 06/04/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/16/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • one or more processors; and

    memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    receiving natural language input comprising a word sequence;

    for each respective word of the word sequence, determining a feature representation of the respective word based on a left word context for the respective word and the right word context for the respective word;

    determining a global semantic representation for the word sequence based on the left word context and the right word context for each respective word of the word sequence; and

    for each respective word of the word sequence that corresponds to a predefined word of a predefined emoji character;

    determining a respective attention coefficient based on a congruence between the feature representation of the respective word of the word sequence and the global semantic representation for the word sequence;

    adjusting the feature representation of the respective word of the word sequence based on the determined respective attention coefficient;

    determining a respective emoji likelihood based on the adjusted feature representation of the respective word of the word sequence; and

    in accordance with the respective emoji likelihood satisfying one or more criteria, causing an emoji character corresponding to the respective word of the word sequence to be presented for display.

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