Accession Number:

ADA633406

Title:

The Message Understanding Conferences

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The latest in a series of natural language processing system evaluations was concluded in October 1995 and was the topic of the Sixth Message Understanding Conference MUC-6 in November, co-chaired by Ralph Grishman NYU and Beth Sundheim NRaD. Participants were invited to enter their systems in as many as four different task-oriented evaluations. The Named Entity and Coreference tasks entailed Standard Generalized Markup Language SGML annotation of texts and were being conducted for the first time. The other two tasks, Template Element and Scenario Template, were information extraction tasks that followed on from previous MUC evaluations. All except the Scenario Template task are defined independently of any particular domain.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE