Re: Corpora: Ergo's Parsing Contest
Ken Litkowski (email@example.com)
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:01:18 -0500
I can only speak for myself. I have a parser which is reasonably decent
and can handle pretty complex stuff (as evidenced in the recent Senseval
competition). I wouldn't waste my time on your parsing contest because
it is rather unprofessional, not because my "computational linguistics"
isn't up to it. The challenge is not to us, but to you. Can your
system participate in well-structured "competitions" like Senseval,
TREC, and MUC? Can you put your money where your mouth is? If you do
well in such competitions, can you be professional and not use your
accomplishment to ballyhoo your product, but rather to advance the state
of computational linguistics? Can you let the rest of us alone and
simply sell your product wherever you can prove its value to your
customers (like those on the list who already have superior parsers and
making money with them)?
My apologies to the rest of the list for my raised hackles.
Ken Litkowski TEL.: 301-482-0237
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