Starkaður Barkarson

MA thesis (2018)

MA thesis:

Training the PoS-tagger Stagger on a new gold standard

PoS-tagging is an important basis for various Language Technology tasks. The precision of Icelandic PoS-tagging is still relatively low because of the morphological complexity involved and because of the limitations of the gold standard that has been used for previous experiments. Recently, a new gold standard was introduced and the present work examines the possibilities that arise from using this new resource in training. A series of experiments are carried out and presented, including a test of how well the PoS tagger Stagger performs on texts from an unseen genre.