Message Understanding Conference (MUC) 6 Additional News Text


Item Name: Message Understanding Conference (MUC) 6 Additional News Text
Authors: Nancy Chinchor and Beth Sundheim
LDC Catalog No.: LDC96T10
ISBN: 1-58563-105-1
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): newswire
Project(s): MUC
Application(s): message understanding
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): ENG
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Citation: Nancy Chinchor and Beth Sundheim
1996
Message Understanding Conference (MUC) 6 Additional News Text
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

Introduction

Message Understanding Conference (MUC) 6 Additional News Text was produced by Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC96T10 and ISBN 1-58563-105-1.

In the 1990s, the MUC evaluations funded the development of metrics and statistical algorithms to support government evaluations of emerging information extraction technologies. Additional information from NIST can be found at http://www.itl.nist.gov/iaui/894.02/related_projects/muc.

Data

This corpus contains additional training data, which had been tagged, but not annotated. Both the MUC 6 and the MUC 6 Additional News Text are necessary in order to replicate the evaluation. All the materials are published as received from the corpus creators, without any quality control being done at the LDC (the only difference is that the files have been uncompressed).

Updates

August 20th, 2003: This corpus was formerly published under the name "MUC VI Text Collection." The more suitable name of "Message Understanding Conference (MUC) 6 Additional News Text" was adopted when MUC 6 (LDC2003T13), the main corpus containing the evaluation materials, was published in 2003.

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