Combining Data-Driven Systems for Improving Named Entity Recognition

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Combining Data-Driven Systems for Improving Named Entity Recognition
Abstract. The increasing flow of digital information requires the extraction, filtering and classification of pertinent information from large volumes of texts. An important preprocessing tool of these tasks consists of name entities recognition, which corresponds to a Name Entity Recognition (NER) task. In this paper we propose a completely automatic NER which involves identification of proper names in texts, and classification into a set of predefined categories of interest as Person names, Organizations (companies, government organizations, committees, etc.) and Locations (cities, countries, rivers, etc). We examined the differences in language models learned by different data-driven systems performing the same NLP tasks and how they can be exploited to yield a higher accuracy than the best individual system. Three NE classifiers (Hidden Markov Models, Maximum Entropy and Memory-based learner) are trained on the same corpus data and after comparison their outputs are combin...
Zornitsa Kozareva, Óscar Ferrández,
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where NLDB
Authors Zornitsa Kozareva, Óscar Ferrández, Andrés Montoyo, Rafael Muñoz, Armando Suárez
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