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From Jörn Kottmann <>
Subject Re: Merging results from several name-finders...
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:21:29 GMT
On 04/04/2012 04:10 PM, Jim - FooBar(); wrote:
>> I had a quick look at your class. Wouldn't it be better write a 
>> TokenNameFinder which
>> acts like a proxy to a set of name finders and aggregates/aligns the 
>> result of them?
>> You can then pass an instance of this new name finder to the existing 
>> evaluator. 
> Yes, i can also do that but that sounds even more like a hack!

Why do you think its a hack? Everyone who runs multiple name finders needs
to merge the results somehow in the end. Its a very common problem
we have not yet solved in OpenNLP.

And most people detect multiple entity types, e.g person and 
organization names.


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