Tagging Historical Corpora - the problem of spelling variation

@inproceedings{Rayson2006TaggingHC,
  title={Tagging Historical Corpora - the problem of spelling variation},
  author={Paul Rayson and Dawn Archer and Alistair Baron and Nicholas Smith},
  booktitle={Digital Historical Corpora},
  year={2006}
}
Spelling issues tend to create relatively minor (though still complex) problems for corpus linguistics, information retrieval and natural language processing tasks that use ‘standard’ or modern varieties of English. For example, in corpus annotation, we have to decide how to deal with tokenisation issues such as whether (i) periods represent sentence boundaries or acronyms and (ii) apostrophes represent quote marks or contractions (Grefenstette and Tapanainen, 1994; Grefenstette, 1999). The… CONTINUE READING

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