Evaluating Natural Language Processing Systems

An Analysis and Review

  • Editors
  • Karen Sparck Jones
  • Julia R. Galliers

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1083)

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About this book


This comprehensive state-of-the-art book is the first devoted to the important and timely issue of evaluating NLP systems. It addresses the whole area of NLP system evaluation, including aims and scope, problems and methodology.
The authors provide a wide-ranging and careful analysis of evaluation concepts, reinforced with extensive illustrations; they relate systems to their environments and develop a framework for proper evaluation. The discussion of principles is completed by a detailed review of practice and strategies in the field, covering both systems for specific tasks, like translation, and core language processors. The methodology lessons drawn from the analysis and review are applied in a series of example cases. A comprehensive bibliography, a subject index, and term glossary are included.


Algorithmische Linguistik Computational Linguistics Language Engineering Machine Translation Maschinelles Übersetzen NLP Systems Evaluation NLP-Systembewertung Naturlichsprachliche Verarbeitung Sprach-Engineering natural language natural language processing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0027470
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61309-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68452-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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