Paper: Exploiting Named Entity Taggers In A Second Language

ACL ID P05-2005
Title Exploiting Named Entity Taggers In A Second Language
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors
  • Thamar Solorio (National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Puebla Mexico)

In this work we present a method for Named Entity Recognition (NER). Our method does not rely on complex linguis- tic resources, and apart from a hand coded system, we do not use any language- dependent tools. The only information we use is automatically extracted from the documents, without human intervention. Moreover, the method performs well even without the use of the hand coded system. The experimental results are very encour- aging. Our approach even outperformed the hand coded system on NER in Span- ish, and it achieved high accuracies in Por- tuguese.