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A machine learning experiment to determine part of speech from word-endings

  • Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse
  • L. John Old
Communications Session 6B Learning and Discovery Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1325)

Abstract

A file containing the last three characters of words from Roget's Thesaurus was created. Every entry was classified as belonging to one of the five parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. The machine learning system LERS induced rules from this file. The paper describes this experiment. Two interesting regularities of the English language were discovered. Moreover, using a set of rules induced by LERS it is feasible to recognize part of speech of a word on the basis of its last three characters with the expected error rate of 26.71 %.

Keywords

Learning and knowledge discovery rough set theory Roget's Thesaurus rule induction classification of examples system LERS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse
    • 1
  • L. John Old
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrence
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomington

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