Impact of Named Entity Recognition on Kannada Documents Classification

  • R. Jayashree
  • Basavaraj S. Anami
  • S. Teju
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 801)


Natural language processing in Kannada language is promising research field due to the unavailability of tools and challenges in various aspects such as lack of annotated Kannada corpus. The important aim objective of this paper is to study and understand the impact of named entity recognition (NER) on Kannada text documents classification. Rule based Kannada named entity recognition system is implemented and integrated with Naïve Bayes classifier using a tool for this purpose. Rule based approach is considered for the purpose of experimentation. Another important aspect of this work is the attempt made to improving the classifier performance for Kannada Documents through NER. Comprehensive study is conducted to investigate the impact of Kannada named entity recognition on Kannada text document classification using Naïve Bayes classifier. Experimental results shows classification algorithm produces better results for Kannada text documents with previously recognized named entities.


Natural language processing Kannada named entity recognition Rule based approach Text classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PES Institute of TechologyBangaloreIndia

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