|Title||Comparing a Linguistic and a Stochastic Tagger|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Samuelsson C, Voutilainen A|
|Conference Name||35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and Eighth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Publisher||Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Conference Location||Madrid, Spain|
Concerning different approaches to automatic PoS tagging: EngCG-2, a constraint-based morphological tagger, is compared in a double-blind test with a state-of-the-art statistical tagger on a common disambiguation task using a common tag set. The experiments show that for the same amount of remaining ambiguity, the error rate of the statistical tagger is one order of magnitude greater than that of the rule-based one. The two related issues of priming effects compromising the results and disagreement between human annotators are also addressed.