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abbreviation(s): POS Tagging
definition: The technologies for or the process of determining the correct part-of-speech tag for a word given its local context. The task comprises disambiguation of multiple part-of-speech tags and guessing of the correct part-of-speech tag for unknown words. Part-of-speech tagging is frequently used as a preprocessing step for shallow and deep parsers.
See also the corresponding HLT Survey chapter: http://www.lt-world.org/hlt_survey/ltw-chapter3-2.pdf
related system(s) / resource(s):
  • TnT - Statistical Part-of-Speech Tagging
  • MBT
  • Machinese Phrase Tagger
related publication(s):

TnT -- A Statistical Part-of-Speech Tagger.
Thorsten Brants.
Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP). Seattle, WA. 2000.

Constraint Grammar.
Karlsson, Fred and Voutilainen, Atro and Heikkil a.
Mouton de Gruyter. Natural Language Processing 4. Berlin/New York. 1995.

A Simple Rule Based Part of Speech Tagger.
E. Brill.
Proceedings of the Third Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP). 1992.

Unsupervised Learning of Disambiguation Rules for Part of Speech Tagging.
E. Brill.
3rd Workshop on Very Large Corpora. 1995.

A Practical Part-of-Speech Tagger.
D. Cutting and J. Kupiec and J. Pedersen and P. Sibun.
Proceedings of the 3rd conference on Applied Natural Language Processing (ANLP). 1992.

Probabilistic Part-of-Speech Tagging Using Decision Trees.
H. Schmid.
International Conference on New Methods in Language Processing. Manchester.

Recent Advances in Memory-Based Part-of-Speech Tagging.
J. Zavrel and W. Daelemans.
VI Simposio Internacional de Comunicacion Social. 1999.

A Maximum Entropy Part-Of-Speech Tagger.
Adwait Ratnaparkhi.
Proceedings of the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference. 1996.