A Hybrid Rule/Model-Based Finite-State Framework for Normalizing SMS Messages

  title={A Hybrid Rule/Model-Based Finite-State Framework for Normalizing SMS Messages},
  author={Richard Beaufort and Sophie Roekhaut and Louise-Am{\'e}lie Cougnon and C{\'e}drick Fairon},
In recent years, research in natural language processing has increasingly focused on normalizing SMS messages. Different well-defined approaches have been proposed, but the problem remains far from being solved: best systems achieve a 11% Word Error Rate. This paper presents a method that shares similarities with both spell checking and machine translation approaches. The normalization part of the system is entirely based on models trained from a corpus. Evaluated in French by 10-fold-cross… CONTINUE READING
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