Automatic Segmentation of Text into Structured Records

@inproceedings{Borkar2001AutomaticSO,
  title={Automatic Segmentation of Text into Structured Records},
  author={Vinayak R. Borkar and Kaustubh Deshmukh and Sunita Sarawagi},
  booktitle={SIGMOD Conference},
  year={2001}
}
In this paper we present a method for automatically segmenting unformatted text records into structured elements. Several useful data sources today are human-generated as continuous text whereas convenient usage requires the data to be organized as structured records. A prime motivation is the warehouse address cleaning problem of transforming dirty addresses stored in large corporate databases as a single text field into subfields like “City” and “Street”. Existing tools rely on hand-tuned… CONTINUE READING
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