Title

Recognizing Acronyms and Their Definitions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1999

Publication Title

International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition

Volume

1

Issue

4

First page number:

191

Last page number:

198

Abstract

This paper introduces an automatic method for finding acronyms and their definitions in free text. The method is based on an inexact pattern matching algorithm applied to text surrounding the possible acronym. Evaluation shows both high recall and precision for a set of documents randomly selected from a larger set of full text documents.

Keywords

Information retrieval; Feature extraction; Knowledge extraction; OCR; Precision; Recall

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s100320050018

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