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From "John Green" <john.travis.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: apostrophe and sentence detector
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:46:11 GMT
Just out of curiosity, how was the training data originally built? I mean, who separated the
lines? By hand? Regex? 


    Question two: has anyone made attempts at adding project gutenberg to the training data
for things like sentence detection? Wide variety of punctuation in the years a lot of those
books were written. 


    Trying to piece together how it all works,



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On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Tim Miller
<timothy.miller@childrens.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Ah, so we might suspect that some of those 7 lines in the file were 
> indeed followed by newlines in the original training data. In the 
> absence of more/better training data which would help us learn this I 
> think it would be reasonable to restore the list of sentence-breaking 
> characters to not include apostrophe. Seems like it is rare for a 
> sentence to end on it, and my preference is to accidentally call 2 
> sentences one sentence, rather than splitting one sentence in the 
> middle. I think it's probably better for downstream processing.
> Just my .02,
> Tim
> On 08/26/2013 12:29 PM, Masanz, James J. wrote:
>> The training data is one sentence per line.
>> That's how you feed data to the sentence detector.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev-return-1884-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org [mailto:dev-return-1884-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@ctakes.apache.org]
On Behalf Of Tim Miller
>> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:12 AM
>> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: apostrophe and sentence detector
>> On 08/26/2013 12:05 PM, Masanz, James J. wrote:
>>> The recently rebuilt sentence detector (currently in trunk and the 3.1.0 branch)
is sometimes taking the apostrophe as a sentence break where the ctakes-3.0.0-incubating model
>>> The training data used for the recently rebuilt model only contains only 7 lines
that end with an apostrophe (single quote)
>> Do you mean 7 sentences that end in a single apostrophe or 7 lines? The
>> sentence detector will currently break on newlines no matter what, so
>> the important number is how many sentences end mid-line with an
>> apostrophe, right?
>> Tim
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