Publication details

Text Tokenisation Using unitok

Authors

SUCHOMEL Vít MICHELFEIT Jan POMIKÁLEK Jan

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Eighth Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Web https://nlp.fi.muni.cz/raslan/2014/14.pdf
Field Informatics
Keywords tokenisation; corpus tool
Description This paper presents unitok, a tool for tokenisation of text in many languages. Although a simple idea – exploiting spaces in the text to separate tokens – works well most of the time, the rest of observed cases is quite complicated, language dependent and requires a special treatment. The paper covers the overall design of unitok as well as the way the tool deals with some language or web data specific tokenisation cases. The rule what to consider a token is briefly described. The tool is compared to two other tokenisers in terms of output token count and tokenising speed. unitok is publicly available under the GPL licence at http://corpus.tools.
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