NET GEMS at the End of 2004

Well, I haven’t updated the world on our progress on the NET GEMS project. So, I figured I would do that here at the end of the project’s most interesting year.

Overall the project is going well, though I wish I had more time to devote to it. I’ve spent the most of my time either working towards version 1 of the tagging program or checking the text and morphology in the database. I’m going out of town today and will be gone for several days to my parents house, and hope to get a lot of work done then. Once version 1 of the tagging program is complete, I’ll be doing more aggressive campaigning to get people to join the effort.

At the moment most of the tagging is being done by Hall Harris, some by me, and a little by one of Hall’s interns, Nate Whiteside. We’ve already got a number of volunteers to help other than these. I’ll be hooking you guys up soon.

So, that’s what we’re doing. Steadily creating a tag set and a better tagger. Will say more when I get to version 1 of the program.