Fred Damerau

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Fred Damerau is a person.



  • (Zhang et al., 2002) ⇒ T. Zhang, Fred Damerau, and D. Johnson. (2002). “Text Chunking Based on a Generalization of Winnow.” In: The Journal of Machine Learning Research
    • This paper describes a text chunking system based on a generalization of the Winnow algorithm. We propose a general statistical model for text chunking which we then convert into a classification problem. We argue that the Winnow family of algorithms is particularly suitable for solving classification problems arising from NLP applications, due to their robustness to irrelevant features. However in theory, Winnow may not converge for linearly non-separable data. To remedy this problem, we employ a generalization of the original Winnow method. An additional advantage of the new algorithm is that it provides reliable confidence estimates for its classification predictions. This property is required in our statistical modeling approach. We show that our system achieves state of the art performance in text chunking with less computational cost then previous systems.


  • Chidanand Apte, Fred Damerau, and Sholom M. Weiss. (1998). “Text Mining with Decision Rules and Decision Trees.” In: Proceedings of the Conference on Automated Learning and Discorery, Workshop 6: Learning from Text and the Web.


  • Chidanand Apté, Fred Damerau, and Sholom M. Weiss. (1994). “Towards Language Independent Automated Learning of Text Categorization Models.” In: Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGIR Conference Retrieval.