Paper: Mining Informal Language from Chinese Microtext: Joint Word Recognition and Segmentation

ACL ID P13-1072
Title Mining Informal Language from Chinese Microtext: Joint Word Recognition and Segmentation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

We address the problem of informal word recognition in Chinese microblogs. A key problem is the lack of word delimiters in Chinese. We exploit this reliance as an opportunity: recognizing the relation be- tween informal word recognition and Chi- nese word segmentation, we propose to model the two tasks jointly. Our joint in- ference method significantly outperforms baseline systems that conduct the tasks in- dividually or sequentially.