Text Chunking Using Transformation-Based Learning
edited by: David Yarovsky, Kenneth Church
Eric Brill introduced transformation-based learning and showed that it can do part-ofspeech tagging with fairly high accuracy. The same method can be applied at a higher level of textual interpretation for locating chunks in the tagged text, including non-recursive "baseNP" chunks. For this purpose, it is convenient to view chunking as a tagging problem by encoding the chunk structure in new tags attached to each word. In automatic tests using Treebank-derived data, this technique achieved ...