Re: Corpora: speech acts and Brill's algorithm

From: Torbjörn Lager (
Date: Wed Apr 03 2002 - 20:11:12 MET DST

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    The distribution of my µ-TBL system contains an example of how to train
    a dialogue act tagger using the approach pioneered by Samuel et al. The
    relevant URL is There is also a
    short paper on this theme here:

    Torbjörn Lager

    Mary Elaine Califf wrote:
    > 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?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Matt
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    > Mary Elaine Califf, Ph.D.

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