Digging for Names in the Mountains: Combined Person Name Recognition and Reference Resolution for German Alpine Texts

Sarah Ebling, Rico Sennrich, David Klaper

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In this paper, we introduce a module that combines person name recognition and reference resolution for German. Our data consists of a corpus of Alpine texts. This text type poses specific challenges because of a multitude of toponyms, some of which interfere with person names. Our reference resolution algorithm outputs person entities based on their last names and first names along with their associated features (jobs, addresses, academic titles).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Language Technology Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics
Subtitle of host publication5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011, Poznań, Poland, November 25--27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-08958-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-08957-7
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Person Name Recognition
  • Reference resolution
  • German

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