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Using Named Entity Recognition as a Classification Heuristic

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Thomer, A. K., & Weber, N. M. (2014, March). Using Named Entity Recognition as a Classification Heuristic. Poster presented at iConference 2014, Berlin, Germany.

Publication Abstract

This poster proposes the use of Named Entity Recognition as a heuristic tool for improving manual document classification. This technique was developed as part of a project studying collaborative work via the acknowledgment statements found in a corpus of formally published journal articles. We demonstrate how uncertainty in our initial text mining results were ‘ground-truthed’ using Natural Language Processing tools in a quick-and-dirty fashion. To verify this technique’s validity, we offer some initial results from our larger study.