Design and evaluation of text pre-processor: A tool for text pre-processing

Amit Prasad Rauth, Anjan Pal

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This paper introduces the Text Pre-processor, a tool that integrates several text preprocessing tasks such as tokenization, parts-of-speech tagging, and elimination of stop words. These pre-processing tasks are prerequisite for any text processing tasks such as sentiment analysis or text summarization. However, there does not exist any one-stop solution to perform multiple text pre-processing tasks. The Text Pre-processor serves to cover this gap. The tool includes five modules. These include text editor, single file processing, file to file processing, multiple file processing, as well as split and merge files. Informed by the technological acceptance model, a qualitative user study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the tool. Participants generally found the tool efficacious.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-184
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in Modelling and Analysis A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2017

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  • Natural language processing
  • Text mining tool
  • Text pre-processing
  • Text processing

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