Paper Accepted at ICCIT 2018 - Bangla Language Computing Research

Paper Accepted at ICCIT 2018

ICCIT 2018, UIU, Dhaka.
27th October 2018

Our paper “Towards Bangla Named Entity Recognition” accepted at ICCIT 2018. Congratulations authors: Shammur Absar Chowdhury, Firoj Alam and Naira Khan. Another contribution that can enrich Bangla language computing research.
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Named Entity Recognition is one of the fundamental problems for Information Extraction and the task is to find the mentioned entities in text. Over the years there has been significant progress in Named Entity Recognition (NER) research for resource-rich languages such as English, Chinese, and Italian. Although, there are a number of studies for Bangla NER, however, most of these studies are conducted almost a decade ago and were focused on a single geographical location (i.e., India). Therefore, in this paper, we present a corpus annotated with seven named entities with a particular focus on Bangladeshi Bangla. It is a part of the development of the Bangla Content Annotation Bank (B-CAB). We also present baseline results, which can be useful for future research. For the baseline results, we employed word-level, POS, gazetteers and contextual features along with Conditional Random Fields (CRFs). Our study also includes the exploration of deep neural networks. Additionally, we investigated another large corpus from a different geographical location (i.e., India) and concluded on the importance of geographic-based NER for a language.


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Paper Link


title={Towards Bangla Named Entity Recognition},
author={Chowdhury, Shammur Absar and Alam, Firoj and Khan, Naira},
booktitle={2018 21st International Conference of Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT)},