Re: Corpora: speech acts and Brill's algorithm

From: Mary Elaine Califf (
Date: Wed Apr 03 2002 - 21:01:40 MET DST

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    Ken Samuel did some work on applying some form of TBL to dialog tagging a
    few years back. I don't know whether his system is available.

    Mary Elaine Califf

    At 01:34 PM 4/3/2002 -0500, Matthew T. Bell wrote:
    >Hi --
    >I'm investigating applying Brill's algorithm (transformation based
    >learning) or some other rule learning system to classifying speech acts,
    >comparing those against a simple n-gram approach. Does anyone know if
    >some version of Brill's algorithm has already been applied to this task,
    >and if so if the system is already available?
    >Nu sculon herigean heovonrices Weard
    >Meotodes mighte ond His modgethanc
    >Now we must praise the Kingdom of Heaven's Sovereign,
    >The Measurer's power and his completed design
    >--First two lines, Caedmon's Hymn

    Mary Elaine Califf, Ph.D.

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