Publications
Authors:
  • Jean-Pierre Chanod , Pasi Tapanainen
Citation:
Proc. From Texts To Tags: Issues In Multilingual Language Analysis, EACL SIGDAT workshop. Dublin, 1995.
Abstract:
In this paper we compare two competing approaches to part-of-speech tagging, statistical and constraint-based
disambiguation, using French as our test language. We imposed a time limit on our experiment: the amount of
time spent on the design of our constraint system was about the same as the time we used to train and test
the easy-to-implement statistical model. We describe the two systems and compare the results. The accuracy
of the statistical method is reasonably good, comparable to taggers for English. But the constraint-based
tagger seems to be superior even with the limited time we allowed ourselves for rule development.
Year:
1995
Report number:
1995/300
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