Extracting Human Spanish Nouns

  • Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
  • Alexander F. Gelbukh
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15760-8_11

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)
Cite this paper as:
Galicia-Haro S.N., Gelbukh A.F. (2010) Extracting Human Spanish Nouns. In: Sojka P., Horák A., Kopeček I., Pala K. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6231. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this article we present a simple method to extract Spanish nouns with the linguistic property of “human” animacy. We describe a non-supervised method based on lexical patterns and on a person name list enlarged from a collection of newspaper texts. Results were obtained from the Web filters and estimation methods are proposed to validate them.


Animacy human mark Spanish nouns non supervised learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
    • 1
  • Alexander F. Gelbukh
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en ComputaciónInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexico

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