G22.2591 - Advanced Natural Language Processing - Spring 2004
Due 8 am Monday February 2
1. Here are the first five sentences of the Penn Tree Bank.
The tagging is given below for the first sentences. Tag sentences
2 - 5 similarly and mail the result to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do not consult the Tree Bank before doing this.
Pierre Vinken, 61 years old, will join
the board as a nonexecutive director Nov. 29.
Mr. Vinken is chairman of
Elsevier N.V., the Dutch publishing group.
Rudolph Agnew, 55 years old and
former chairman of Consolidated Gold Fields PLC, was named a
nonexecutive director of
this British industrial conglomerate.
A form of asbestos once used to
make Kent cigarette filters has caused a high percentage of cancer
deaths among a
group of workers exposed to it more than 30 years ago, researchers
The asbestos fiber, crocidolite,
is unusually resilient once it enters the lungs, with even brief
exposures to it
causing symptoms that show up decades later, researchers said.
Pierre/NNP Vinken/NNP ,/, 61/CD
years/NNS old/JJ ,/, will/MD join/VB the/DT board/NN as/IN a/DT
director/NN Nov./NNP 29/CD ./.
Optionally, after doing you
own tagging, you can compare the tags with someone else in the class
and submit a reconciled set of tags.
2. Read one of the
papers for next week (Lecture 2) and send me a brief mail message
(perhaps 20 lines) about the paper. What might you say?
People who are preparing a presentation for Feb. 2 do not have to do
- perhaps the most interesting is to look up the citations of this
paper in citeseer (citeseer.org) and describe one other paper which
makes use of the original paper.
- your can make some comment on the paper -- for example, why it is
useful, or why it isn't
- you can summarize the main result of the paper: did the
method work; how well?; on what data?