How to evaluate how good a tagger is

Bill Teahan (
Thu, 13 Jul 95 10:55:44 +1200

I've almost completed writing a new part-of-speech tagging

scheme. My problem is how to evaluate how effective it is

at tagging. What's the best way of doing this at the moment?

I have a copy of the Susanne Corpus, and I'll definitely

use that in my experiments. What other tagged corpora

are out there? (Either public domain or can be purchased).

Are there any other good methods of evaluating how good

a tagger is?

Bill Teahan