Conference Paper

Unknown Word Guessing and Part-of-Speech Tagging Using Support Vector Machines.

Conference: Proceedings of the Sixth Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium, November 27-30, 2001, Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall, National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
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ABSTRACT The accuracy of part-of-speech (POS) tagging for unknown words is substantially lower than that for known words. Considering the high accuracy rate of up-to-date statis- tical POS taggers, unknown words account for a non-negligible portion of the errors. This paper describes POS prediction for unknown words using Support Vector Machines. We achieve high accuracy in POS tag prediction using substrings and surrounding context as the features. Furthermore, we integrate this method with a practical English POS tagger, and achieve accuracy of 97.1%, higher than conventional approaches.

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