Re: Corpora: learning regular expression patterns

From: Mary Califf (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 17:33:41 MET

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    Stephen Soderland's system WHISK applies learns regular expressions for
    information extraction. It's implemented in Perl. He's published an
    article on it in Machine Learning and had a paper at KDD. You could get
    more information from either of those sources.

    Mary Elaine Califf

    On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Chapman, Wendy wrote:

    > Dear list members:
    > I would like to do some work on learning regular expression patterns from
    > text. Brill's paper "Pattern-based disambiguation for natural language
    > processing" in the EMNLP-VLC 2000 proceedings describes an interesting
    > algorithm. Has anybody implemented Brill's or other regular expression
    > learning algorithms? Any information on what types of
    > ambiguities people have applied regular expression learning to? Is there by
    > any chance an
    > available implementation?
    > Wendy Chapman

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