"cba to check the spelling" investigating parser performance on discussion forum posts
Foster, Jennifer (2010) "cba to check the spelling" investigating parser performance on discussion forum posts. In: NAACL HLT 2010 - Human Language Technologies: 2010 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL, 2-4 June 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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We evaluate the Berkeley parser on text from an online discussion forum. We evaluate the parser output with and without gold tokens and spellings (using Sparseval and Parseval), and we compile a list of problematic phenomena
for this domain. The Parseval f-score for a small development set is 77.56. This increases to 80.27 when we apply a set of simple transformations to the input sentences and to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) training sections.
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