FASTUS : A System for Extracting Information from Natural-Language Text

  title={FASTUS : A System for Extracting Information from Natural-Language Text},
  author={Jerry R. Hobbs and Douglas E. Appelt and John Bear and David Israel and Mabry Tyson},
FASTUS is a system for extracting information from free text in English, and potentially other languages as well, for entry into a database, and potentially for other applications. It works essentially as a cascaded, nondeterministic finite state automaton. There are four steps in the operation of FASTUS. In Step 1 sentences are scanned for certain trigger words to determine whether further processing should be done. In Step 2 noun groups, verb groups, and prepositions and some other particles… CONTINUE READING
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