A Lightweight and Efficient Tool for Cleaning Web Pages

@inproceedings{Evert2008ALA,
  title={A Lightweight and Efficient Tool for Cleaning Web Pages},
  author={Stefan Evert},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2008}
}
Originally conceived as a “naive” baseline experiment using traditional n-gram language models as classifiers, the NCLEANER system has turned out to be a fast and lightweight tool for cleaning Web pages with state-of-the-art accuracy (based on results from the CLEANEVAL competition held in 2007). Despite its simplicity, the algorithm achieves a significant improvement over the baseline (i.e. plain, uncleaned text dumps), trading off recall for substantially higher precision. NCLEANER is… CONTINUE READING
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