Paper: TEES 2.1: Automated Annotation Scheme Learning in the BioNLP 2013 Shared Task

ACL ID W13-2003
Title TEES 2.1: Automated Annotation Scheme Learning in the BioNLP 2013 Shared Task
Venue Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop
Session
Year 2013
Authors

We participate in the BioNLP 2013 Shared Task with Turku Event Extraction System (TEES) version 2.1. TEES is a support vector machine (SVM) based text mining system for the extraction of events and re- lations from natural language texts. In ver- sion 2.1 we introduce an automated an- notation scheme learning system, which derives task-specific event rules and con- straints from the training data, and uses these to automatically adapt the system for new corpora with no additional pro- gramming required. TEES 2.1 is shown to have good generalizability and good per- formance across the BioNLP 2013 task corpora, achieving first place in four out of eight tasks.