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[java-nlp-user] question about parsing sentences

John Bauer horatio at
Fri Apr 29 14:47:01 PDT 2011

What tool are you using?


On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Gene Golovchinsky <gene at> wrote:
> I am trying to process some TREC data, dividing each article into sentences.
> At first, I tried using the standard BreakIterator class which is part of
> Java, but it choked on the following sentence:
> Athol Fugard's choice of the La Jolla Playhouse for the first West Coast
> presentation of his latest play, "My Children! My Africa!," may come as
> something of a surprise to the theater community.
> It split this into three sentences, using the exclamation marks as
> end-of-sentence delimiters.
> I then tried performing the same parse with the ssplit annotator, and it
> produced the identical results.
> Is there a way to configure this parser to recognize quoted phrases within a
> sentence?
> Thanks,
> Gene
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