Methods for Amharic part-of-speech tagging

Gambäck, Björn and Olsson, Fredrik and Argaw, Atelach Alemu and Asker, Lars (2009) Methods for Amharic part-of-speech tagging. In: First Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages, March 2009, Athens, Greece.



The paper describes a set of experiments involving the application of three state-of- the-art part-of-speech taggers to Ethiopian Amharic, using three different tagsets. The taggers showed worse performance than previously reported results for Eng- lish, in particular having problems with unknown words. The best results were obtained using a Maximum Entropy ap- proach, while HMM-based and SVM- based taggers got comparable results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:part-of-speech tagging, amharic, machine learning
ID Code:3616
Deposited By:Fredrik Olsson
Deposited On:25 Aug 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:24

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