Paper: Noun Phrase Recognition By System Combination

ACL ID A00-2007
Title Noun Phrase Recognition By System Combination
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

The performance of machine learning algorithms can be improved by combining the output of different systems. In this paper we apply this idea to the recognition of noun phrases. We generate different classifiers by using different representations of the data. By combining the results with voting tech- niques described in (Van Halteren et al. , 1998) we manage to improve the best reported performances on standard data sets for base noun phrases and ar- bitrary noun phrases.