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Named Entity Recognition in Tweets: An Experimental Study

Summary: Named Entity Recognition in Tweets:
An Experimental Study
Alan Ritter, Sam Clark, Mausam and Oren Etzioni
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98125, USA
People tweet more than 100 Million times
daily, yielding a noisy, informal, but some-
times informative corpus of 140-character
messages that mirrors the zeitgeist in an un-
precedented manner. The performance of
standard NLP tools is severely degraded on
tweets. This paper addresses this issue by
re-building the NLP pipeline beginning with
part-of-speech tagging, through chunking, to
named-entity recognition. Our novel T-NER
system doubles F1 score compared with the
Stanford NER system. T-NER leverages the


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences