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Training higher-order conditional random fields is prohibitive for huge tag sets. We present an approximated conditional random field using coarse-to-fine decoding and early updating. We show that our implementation yields fast and accurate morphological taggers across six languages with different morphological properties and that across languages(More)
We present LEMMING, a modular log-linear model that jointly models lemmati-zation and tagging and supports the integration of arbitrary global features. It is trainable on corpora annotated with gold standard tags and lemmata and does not rely on morphological dictionaries or an-alyzers. LEMMING sets the new state of the art in token-based statistical(More)
We present labeled morphological segmentation—an alternative view of morphological processing that unifies several tasks. We introduce a new hierarchy of morphotactic tagsets and CHIPMUNK, a discriminative morphological segmen-tation system that, contrary to previous work, explicitly models morphotactics. We show improved performance on three tasks for all(More)
This paper describes the IMS-SZEGED-CIS contribution to the SPMRL 2013 Shared Task. We participate in both the constituency and dependency tracks, and achieve state-of-the-art for all languages. For both tracks we make significant improvements through high quality preprocessing and (re)ranking on top of strong baselines. Our system came out first for both(More)
Rabies in European bats was first reported in Germany in 1954. In concordance with Denmark and the Netherlands, Germany has reported one of the highest numbers (n = 187) of European bat lyssavirus (EBLV)-positive cases in bats in Europe so far (1954–2005). A combined descriptive epidemiological and phylogenetic analysis on bat rabies and prevailing EBLVs is(More)
Suid herpesvirus 1 (SuHV1, syn. Aujeszky’s disease virus [ADV] or pseudorabies virus [PrV]), which belongs to the family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, genus Varicellovirus is the causative agent of Aujeszky’s disease (AD, pseudorabies), a notifiable disease, that causes substantial economic losses to the swine industry in countries, where AD(More)
The ecology of infectious disease in wildlife has become a pivotal theme in animal and public health. Studies of infectious disease ecology rely on robust surveillance of pathogens in reservoir hosts, often based on serology, which is the detection of specific antibodies in the blood and is used to infer infection history. However, serological data can be(More)
In this paper we propose a method to increase dependency parser performance without using additional labeled or unla-beled data by refining the layer of predicted part-of-speech (POS) tags. We perform experiments on English and Ger-man and show significant improvements for both languages. The refinement is based on generative split-merge training for Hidden(More)
To eradicate rabies in foxes, almost 97 million oral rabies vaccine baits have been distributed in Germany and Austria since 1983 and 1986, respectively. Since 2007, no terrestrial cases have been reported in either country. The most widely used oral rabies vaccine viruses in these countries were SAD (Street Alabama Dufferin) strains, e.g. SAD B19 (53.2%)(More)