method: NER with spaCy model2019-04-30

Authors: Roberto Lotufo, Giovani Garuffi, Israel Campiotti, Ramon Pires, Rubens Machado, Luis Serrano

Description: Named Entity Recognition over the reconstructed sentences derived from the original bounding boxes' texts extracted from the ground-truth. For this task, we used the predefined English vocabulary from spaCy library. The only post-processing was selecting just one instance for each entity based on an ad-hoc criterium.