LingPipe

Posted: November 21, 2008 in analysis of language, Java, software

LingPipe is a suite of Java libraries for the linguistic analysis of human language.

Feature Overview

LingPipe’s information extraction and data mining tools:
track mentions of entities (e.g. people or proteins);
link entity mentions to database entries;
uncover relations between entities and actions;
classify text passages by language, character encoding, genre, topic, or sentiment;
correct spelling with respect to a text collection;
cluster documents by implicit topic and discover significant trends over time; and
provide part-of-speech tagging and phrase chunking.

Architecture

LingPipe’s architecture is designed to be efficient, scalable, reusable, and robust. Highlights include:
Java API with source code and unit tests;
multi-lingual, multi-domain, multi-genre models;
training with new data for new tasks;
n-best output with statistical confidence estimates;
online training (learn-a-little, tag-a-little);
thread-safe models and decoders for concurrent-read exclusive-write (CREW) synchronization; and
character encoding-sensitive I/O

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