A Named Entity Labeler for German: Exploiting Wikipedia and Distributional Clusters

@inproceedings{Chrupala2010ANE,
  title={A Named Entity Labeler for German: Exploiting Wikipedia and Distributional Clusters},
  author={Grzegorz Chrupala and Dietrich Klakow},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2010}
}
Named Entity Recognition is a relatively well-understood NLP task, with many publicly available training resources and software for English. Other languages tend to be underserved in this area. For German, CoNLL-2003 provides training data, but there are no publicly available, ready-to-use tools. We fill this gap and develop a German NER system with state-of-the-art performance. In addition to CoNLL 2003 labeled training data, we use two additional resources: (i) 32 million words of unlabeled… CONTINUE READING
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