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MinorThird is a collection of Java classes for storing text, annotating text, and learning to extract entities and categorize text. It was written primarily by William W. Cohen , a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Machine Learning Department in the School of Computer Science . Contributions have been made by many other colleagues and students including Edoardo Airoldi , Vitor Rocha de Carvalho , Einat Minkov , Sunita Sarawagi , Kevin Steppe, Richard Wang , and Frank Lin . MinorThird is currently maintained by Frank Lin .

The development of MinorThird was primarily funded by the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Additional funding was provided by the National Science Foundation Grant No. EIA-0131884 to the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and by a contract from the Army Research Office to the Center for Computer and Communications Security (CyLab) at Carnegie Mellon University.


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If you publish results obtained with MinorThird, please acknowledge this with a citation:

Cohen, William W. MinorThird: Methods for Identifying Names and Ontological Relations in Text using Heuristics for Inducing Regularities from Data, http://minorthird.sourceforge.net, 2004.