Event Extraction from Turkish Football Web-casting Texts Using Hand-crafted Templates

Tunaoglu D., Alan O., Sabuncu O., Akpinar S., Cicekli N. K. , ALPASLAN F. N.

3rd International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2009), California, United States Of America, 14 - 16 September 2009, pp.466-467 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icsc.2009.16
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-467
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we present a domain specific information extraction approach We use manually formed templates to extract information from unstructured documents where grammatical and syntactical errors occur frequently We applied our approach to primarily Turkish unstructured soccer web-casting texts Compared to automated approaches we achieve high precision-recall rates (97% - 85%). In addition to that, unlike automated approaches we do not use part-of-speech taggers, parsers, phrase chunkers or that kind of a linguistic tool. As a result, our approach can be applied to any domain or any language without the necessity of successful linguistic tools. The drawback of our approach is the time spent on crafting the templates. We also propose the means to decrease that time.