Annie

Annie is open-source information extraction software. It offers standard Natural Language Processing tasks, such as tokenisation, sentence splitting and named entity recognition - the latter being its main purpose. It can be used via an API or downloaded. It uses the GATE (General Architecture for Text Engineering) software. Its online trial feature (where users can enter a url and have the software perform named entitiy on that webpage) is particularly suitable for introducing named entity recognition as a concept.

Category: 
Text mining
Availability: 
Both
Other software required: 
Other software required
Difficulty: 
Beginner
User Community: 
Forum; mailing list
Active Development: 
Active development
Purpose: 
Single purpose
Operating System: 
Windows
Operating System: 
Mac
Operating System: 
Unix
System Requirements: 
Any platform supported by Java 1.4