Paper: Evaluation Of An Algorithm For The Recognition And Classification Of Proper Names

ACL ID C96-1071
Title Evaluation Of An Algorithm For The Recognition And Classification Of Proper Names
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We describe an information extraction sys- tem in which four classes of naming expres- sions organisation, person, location and tinm names are recognised and classified with nearly 92% combined precision and re- call. The system applies a mixture of tech- niques to perform this task and these are described in detail. We have quantitatively evaluated the system against a blind test set of Wall Street Journal business articles and report results not only for the system as a whole, but for each component technique and for each class of name. These results show that in order to have high recall, the system needs to make use not only of in- formation internal to the naming expression but also information from outside the nmne. They also show that the contribution of each system component w~ries...