Paper: Automatic Processing Of Proper Names In Texts

ACL ID E95-1004
Title Automatic Processing Of Proper Names In Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

This paper shows first the problems raised by proper names in natural language processing. Second, it in- troduces the knowledge representation structure we use based on conceptual graphs. Then it explains the techniques which are used to process known and unknown proper names. At last, it gives the perfor- mance of the system and the further works we intend to deal with. or unknown. Some of these techniques are taken out of existing systems but they have been uni- fied and completed in constructing this single oper- ational module. Besides some innovative techniques for desambiguating known proper names using the context have been implemented.