FASTUS : Extracting Information from Natural-Language Texts

  title={FASTUS : Extracting Information from Natural-Language Texts},
  author={Jerry R. Hobbs and Douglas E. Appelt and John Bear and David Israel and Megumi Kameyama and Mark E. Stickel and Mabry Tyson},
FASTUS is a system for extracting information from natural language text for entry into a database and for other applications. It works essentially as a cascaded, nondeterministic finite-state automaton. There are five stages in the operation of FASTUS. In Stage 1, names and other fixed form expressions are recognized. In Stage 2, basic noun groups, verb groups, and prepositions and some other particles are recognized. In Stage 3, certain complex noun groups and verb groups are constructed… CONTINUE READING
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