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Computational Linguistics

Paola Merlo, Editor
March 2001, Vol. 27, No. 1, Pages 123-131
(doi: 10.1162/089120101300346822)
© 2001 Association for Computational Linguistics
Unsupervised Named Entity Recognition Using Syntactic and Semantic Contextual Evidence
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Abstract

Proper nouns form an open class, making the incompleteness of manually or automatically learned classification rules an obvious problem. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to suggest the use of a complementary “backup” method to increase the robustness of any hand-crafted or machine-learning-based NE tagger; and second, to explore the effectiveness of using more fine-grained evidence—namely, syntactic and semantic contextual knowledge—in classifying NEs.