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2020-08-30: Google Translate + Stanford NERC produce comparable results to Arabic Linguistic Pipeline (ALP)

Arabic Named Entity Recognition and ClassificationNamed Entity Recognition and Classification (NERC) is very important for many text processing tasks. However, Arabic NERC research is not popular because only three percent of online content is in Arabic. Furthermore, NERC for Arabic is a challenging task due to Arabic's lack of capitalization, multiple types, different writing styles, complex morphology, ambiguity, and lack of resources. There has not been many Arabic NERC systems available for the same reasons. In this post, I evaluate the performance of ALP (Arabic linguistic pipeline), one of the Arabic NERC tools that provides state-of-the-art precision and recall [1] and compare the results to a new approach that relies on Google Translate and one of the rich and mature English NERC tools, Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Classifier (NERC). I expected the combination of Google Translate and Stanford NERC to have reduced the precision and recall in comparison to a dedicate…

2020-08-27: A 25 Year Retrospective on D-Lib Magazine

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A 25 Year Retrospective on  D-Lib Magazine

Michael L. Nelson  Old Dominion University  Norfolk, VA USA
Herbert Van de Sompel Data Archiving and Networked Services  The Hague, Netherlands
In July, 1995 the first issue of D-Lib Magazine was published as an on-line, HTML-only, open access magazine, serving as the focal point for the then emerging digital library research community.  In 2017 it ceased publication, in part due to the maturity of the community it served as well as the increasing availability of and competition from eprints, institutional repositories, conferences, social media, and online journals -- the very ecosystem that D-Lib Magazine nurtured and enabled.  As long-time members of the digital library community and authors with the most contributions to D-…