Extracting Human Spanish Nouns

  • Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
  • Alexander F. Gelbukh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)


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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