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From "Miller, Timothy" <Timothy.Mil...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: sentence detector newline behavior
Date Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:03:29 GMT

On 01/25/2014 12:24 PM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
> The code which computes the spans tries to remove white space from it.
> Removing the white space from a whitespace only sentence is causing
> the exception your are seeing. Which response would you expect from
> the sentence detector? Should a white space only sentence be returned? 
I would say no.

> In case a sentence is terminated by a new line. Should the new line
> char be included in the sentence span or not? 
I would also say no.


I made a quick patch for this issue -- now it runs but scores really
poorly compared to my model file (30 vs 75 or so). I suspect something
is wrong with the evaluation, the spans being slightly off somehow.

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