Paper: Distinguishing Common and Proper Nouns

ACL ID S13-1010
Title Distinguishing Common and Proper Nouns
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Year 2013

We describe a number of techniques for auto- matically deriving lists of common and proper nouns, and show that the distinction between the two can be made automatically using a vector space model learning algorithm. We present a direct evaluation on the British Na- tional Corpus, and application based evalua- tions on Twitter messages and on automatic speech recognition (where the system could be employed to restore case).