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Inter-coder agreement for computational linguistics

Artstein, R and Poesio, M (2008) 'Inter-coder agreement for computational linguistics.' Computational Linguistics, 34 (4). 555 - 596. ISSN 0891-2017


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This article is a survey of methods for measuring agreement among corpus annotators. It exposes the mathematics and underlying assumptions of agreement coefficients, covering Krippendorff's alpha as well as Scott's pi and Cohen's kappa; discusses the use of coefficients in several annotation tasks; and argues that weighted, alpha-like coefficients, traditionally less used than kappa-like measures in computational linguistics, may be more appropriate for many corpus annotation tasks-but that their use makes the interpretation of the value of the coefficient even harder. © 2008 Association for Computational Linguistics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 15:38
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 06:15

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