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Named-Entity Recognition for Polish with SProUT

Jakub Piskorski
In: Leonard Bolc; Zbigniew Michalewicz; Toyoaki Nishida (Hrsg.). Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol 3490 / 2005: Intelligent Media Technology for Communicative Intelligence: Second International Workshop, IMTCI 2004, Warsaw, Poland, September 13-14, 2004. Revised Selected Papers. International Workshop on Intelligent Media Technology for Communicative Intelligence (IMTCI), Page 122, Springer-Verlag GmbH, 10/2005.


Although considerable work on named-entity recognition for few major languages exists, research on this topic in the context of Slavonic languages has been almost neglected. This paper presents a rule-based named-entity recognition system for Polish built on top of SProUT, a novel multi-lingual NLP platform. We pinpoint the encountered difficulties and present some promising evaluation results.

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