Evaluating Part-of-Speech Tagging and Parsing Patrick Paroubek

On the Evaluation of Automatic Parsing of Natural Language
  • Patrick Paroubek
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 37)

The aim of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the evaluation of part-ofspeech (POS) taggers and parsers. After a presentation of both POS tagging and parsing, describing the tasks and the existing formalisms, we introduce general considerations about evaluation of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Then we raise a point about the issue of input data segmentation into linguistic units, a crucial step in any evaluation related to language processing. We conclude by a review of the current evaluation methodologies and average levels of performance generally achieved for POS tagging and parsing.


Natural language processing Evaluation Part-of-speech (POS) tagging Parsing. 


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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Paroubek
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur LIMSI-CNRSFrance

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