Paper: Automatic Acronym Recognition

ACL ID E06-2021
Title Automatic Acronym Recognition
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006

This paper deals with the problem of recognizing and extracting acronym- definition pairs in Swedish medical texts. This project applies a rule-based method to solve the acronym recognition task and compares and evaluates the results of dif- ferent machine learning algorithms on the same task. The method proposed is based on the approach that acronym-definition pairs follow a set of patterns and other regularities that can be usefully applied for the acronym identification task. Su- pervised machine learning was applied to monitor the performance of the rule-based method, using Memory Based Learning (MBL). The rule-based algorithm was evaluated on a hand tagged acronym cor- pus and performance was measured using standard measures recall, precision and f- score. The results show that perfor...