Person Name Recognition Using the Hybrid Approach

Oudah, M., and K. Shaalan, "Person Name Recognition Using the Hybrid Approach", Natural Language Processing and Information Systems, vol. 7934, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer , pp. 237-248, 2013. copy at


Arabic Person Name Recognition has been tackled mostly using either of two approaches: a rule-based or Machine Learning (ML) based approach, with their strengths and weaknesses. In this paper, the problem of Arabic Person Name Recognition is tackled through integrating the two approaches together in a pipelined process to create a hybrid system with the aim of enhancing the overall performance of Person Name Recognition tasks. Extensive experiments are conducted using three different ML classifiers to evaluate the overall performance of the hybrid system. The empirical results indicate that the hybrid approach outperforms both the rule-based and the ML-based approaches. Moreover, our system outperforms the state-of-the-art of Arabic Person Name Recognition in terms of accuracy when applied to ANERcorp dataset, with precision 0.949, recall 0.942 and f-measure 0.945.



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