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Natural Language Processing with Java and LingPipe Cookbook by Krishna Dayanidhi, Breck Baldwin

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Evaluation of sentence detection

Like most of the things we do, we want to be able to evaluate the performance of our components. Sentence detection is no different. Sentence detection is a span annotation that differs from our previous evaluations for classifiers and tokenization. As text can have characters that are not in any sentence, there is a notion of sentence start and sentence end. An example of characters that don't belong in a sentence will be JavaScript from an HTML page.

The following recipe will take you through the steps of creating evaluation data and running it past an evaluation class.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to evaluate sentence detection:

  1. Open a text editor and copy and paste some literary gem that you want ...

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