Publication - A Unified POS Tagging Architecture and its Application to Greek

A Unified POS Tagging Architecture and its Application to Greek

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Year: 2000
Authors: Harris Papageorgiou; Prokopis Prokopidis; Voula Giouli; Stelios Piperidis
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Pages: 1455-1462
Address: Athens
Organization: European Language Resources Association
Date: June
This paper proposes a flexible and unified tagging architecture that could be incorporated into a number of applications like information extraction, cross-language information retrieval, term extraction, or summarization, while providing an essential component for subsequent syntactic processing or lexicographical work. A feature-based multi-tiered approach (FBT tagger) is introduced to part-of-speech tagging. FBT is a variant of the well-known transformation based learning paradigm aiming at improving the quality of tagging highly inflective languages such as Greek. Additionally, a large experiment concerning the Greek language is conducted and results are presented for a variety of text genres, including financial reports, newswires, press releases and technical manuals. Finally, the adopted evaluation methodology is discussed.
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