Combining available datasets for building named entity recognition models of Croatian and Slovene
Keywords:named entity recognition, distributional similarity, Croatian language, Slovene language
AbstractThe paper presents efforts in developing freely available models for named entity recognition and classification in Croatian and Slovene text. Our experiments focus on the most informative set of linguistic features taking into account the availability of language tools and resources for the languages in question. Besides the classic linguistic features, distributional similarity features calculated from large unannotated monolingual corpora are exploited as well. We performed two batches on experiments, the first one on a self-built dataset on which the optimal set of features is sought, and a second batch with additional, much larger datasets obtained at a later point on which we verify the findings from the first batch. On the initial dataset using distributional information improves the results for 7-8 points in F1 while adding morphological information improves the results for additional 3-4 points in both languages. The second batch of experiments shows that morphosyntactic and distributional information lose importance as the dataset size significantly increases. The best performing models that use distributional information only, along with test sets for comparison with existing and future systems are made publicly available for both academic and non-academic use.
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Copyright (c) 2013 Nikola Ljubešić, Marija Stupar, Tereza Jurić, Željko Agić
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