GATE -- an Environment to Support Research and Development in Natural Language Engineering

Gaizauskas, R.G. and Cunningham, H. and Wilks, Y. and Rodgers, Peter and Humphreys, K. (1996) GATE -- an Environment to Support Research and Development in Natural Language Engineering. In: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI-96). (Full text available)

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Abstract

We describe a software environment to support research and development in natural language (NL) engineering. This environment -- GATE (General Architecture for Text Engineering) -- aims to advance research in the area of machine processing of natural languages by providing a software infrastructure on top of which heterogeneous NL component modules may be evaluated and refined individually or may be combined into larger application systems. Thus, GATE aims to support both researchers and developers working on component technologies (e.g. parsing, tagging, morphological analysis) and those working on developing end-user applications (e.g. information extraction, text summarisation, document generation, machine translation, and second language learning). GATE will promote reuse of component technology, permit specialisation and collaboration in large-scale projects, and allow for the comparison and evaluation of alternative technologies. The first release of GATE is now available.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Natural Language Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009 18:51
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 09:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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