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Steven Abney (University of Michigan, Computational Linguistics)
Bootstrapping and Linguistics
Bootstrapping and Linguistics
Steven Abney
University of Michigan, Computational Linguistics


An area of current interest in computational linguistics is semi-supervised learning, or bootstrapping. Two of the most popular bootstrapping algorithms are co-training and the Yarowsky algorithm. I discuss why these algorithms work. I also discuss what they have to do with linguistics, suggesting in particular how bootstrapping methods can be used to aid the analysis of undocumented languages.

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