Efficient Statement Identification for Automatic Market Forecasting

@inproceedings{Wachsmuth2010EfficientSI,
  title={Efficient Statement Identification for Automatic Market Forecasting},
  author={Henning Wachsmuth and Peter Prettenhofer and Benno Stein},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2010}
}
Strategic business decision making involves the analysis of market forecasts. Today, the identification and aggregation of relevant market statements is done by human experts, often by analyzing documents from the World Wide Web. We present an efficient information extraction chain to automate this complex natural language processing task and show results for the identification part. Based on time and money extraction, we identify sentences that represent statements on revenue using support… CONTINUE READING

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  • On the test data, our statement identification algorithm achieves an overall precision and recall of 0.86 and 0.87 respectively.

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