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“Il Piave mormorava...”: Recognizing Locations and other Named Entities in Italian Texts on the Great War

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Increasing amounts of sources about World War I (WWI) are nowadays available in digital form. In this paper, we illustrate the automatic creation of a NE-annotated domain corpus used to adapt an existing NER to Italian WWI texts. We discuss the annotation of the training and test corpus and provide results of the system evaluation.