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Oleynik, M; Nohama, P; Cancian, PS; Schulz, S.
Performance analysis of a POS tagger applied to discharge summaries in Portuguese.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 2): 959-963.
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Schulz Stefan
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Part of speech taggers need a considerable amount of data to train their models. Such data is not readily available for medical texts in Portuguese. We evaluated the accuracy of a morphological tagger against a gold standard when trained with corpora of different sizes and domains. Accuracy was the highest with a medical corpus during the complete training process, achieving 91.5%. Training on a newswire corpus achieved 75.3% only. Furthermore, an active learning technique has been adapted to the POS tagging task. The algorithm uses a POS tagger committee to isolate the sentences with the highest disagreement indexes for manual correction. However, the method was not able to reduce training and tagging times when compared to a random selection strategy. We encourage that future works employ some effort in order to annotate a small amount of random data in the domain of study, which should be enough for higher accuracy rates.
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