Paper: An Agent-Based Approach To Chinese Named Entity Recognition

ACL ID C02-1080
Title An Agent-Based Approach To Chinese Named Entity Recognition
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors

Chinese NE (Named Entity) recognition is a difficult problem because of the uncertainty in word segmentation and flexibility in language structure. This paper proposes the use of a rationality model in a multi-agent framework to tackle this problem. We employ a greedy strategy and use the NE rationality model to evaluate and detect all possible NEs in the text. We then treat the process of selecting the best possible NEs as a multi-agent negotiation problem. The resulting system is robust and is able to handle different types of NE effectively. Our test on the MET-2 test corpus indicates that our system is able to achieve high F 1 values of above 92% on all NE types.