Create your own natural language training corpus for machine learning. Whether you’re working with English, Chinese, or any other natural language, this hands-on book guides you through a proven annotation development cycle—the process of adding metadata to your training corpus to help ML algorithms work more efficiently. You don’t need any programming or linguistics experience to get started.
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Using detailed examples at every step, you’ll learn how the MATTER Annotation Development Process helps you Model, Annotate, Train, Test, Evaluate, and Revise your training corpus. You also get a complete walkthrough of a real-world annotation project.
- Define a clear annotation goal before collecting your dataset (corpus)
- Learn tools for analyzing the linguistic content of your corpus
- Build a model and specification for your annotation project
- Examine the different annotation formats, from basic XML to the Linguistic Annotation Framework
- Create a gold standard corpus that can be used to train and test ML algorithms
- Select the ML algorithms that will process your annotated data
- Evaluate the test results and revise your annotation task
- Learn how to use lightweight software for annotating texts and adjudicating the annotations
This book is a perfect companion to O’Reilly’s Natural Language Processing with Python.