The Challenge of Virginia Banks: An Evaluation of Named Entity Analysis in a 19th Century Newspaper Collection

Crane, Gregory
Jones, Alison

This paper evaluates automatic extraction of ten named entity classes from a 19th century newspaper, the Civil War years of the Richmond Times Dispatch, digitized with IMLS support by the University of Richmond. This paper analyzes success with ten categories of entities prominent in these newspapers and the particular problems that these classes of named entities raise. Personal and place names ... read more

Digital libraries
Named entity recognition
Historical newspapers
Automatic metadata generation
Perseus Project
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