TALEN: Tool for Annotation of Low-resource ENtities

Stephen Mayhew, Dan Roth


Abstract
We present a new web-based interface, TALEN, designed for named entity annotation in low-resource settings where the annotators do not speak the language. To address this non-traditional scenario, TALEN includes such features as in-place lexicon integration, TF-IDF token statistics, Internet search, and entity propagation, all implemented so as to make this difficult task efficient and frictionless. We conduct a small user study to compare against a popular annotation tool, showing that TALEN achieves higher precision and recall against ground-truth annotations, and that users strongly prefer it over the alternative. TALEN is available at: github.com/CogComp/talen.
Anthology ID:
P18-4014
Volume:
Proceedings of ACL 2018, System Demonstrations
Month:
July
Year:
2018
Address:
Melbourne, Australia
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ACL
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Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
80–86
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/P18-4014
DOI:
10.18653/v1/P18-4014
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Cite (ACL):
Stephen Mayhew and Dan Roth. 2018. TALEN: Tool for Annotation of Low-resource ENtities. In Proceedings of ACL 2018, System Demonstrations, pages 80–86, Melbourne, Australia. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
TALEN: Tool for Annotation of Low-resource ENtities (Mayhew & Roth, ACL 2018)
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https://aclanthology.org/P18-4014.pdf
Code
 CogComp/talen