Named Entity Recognition without Gazetteers

  title={Named Entity Recognition without Gazetteers},
  author={Andrei Mikheev and Marc Moens and Claire Grover},
It is often claimed that Named Ent i ty recognition systems need extensive gazetteers--lists of names of people, organisations, locations, and other named entities. Indeed, the compilation of such gazetteers is sometimes mentioned as a bottleneck in the design of Named Ent i ty recognition systems. We report on a Named Entity recognition system which combines rule-based grammars with statistical (maximum entropy) models. We report on the system's performance with gazetteers of different types… CONTINUE READING
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