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date: 16 October 2019

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Electronic text is essentially just a sequence of characters, but the majority of text processing tools operate in terms of linguistic units such as words and sentences. Tokenization is a process of segmenting text into words, and sentence splitting is the process of determining sentence boundaries in the text. In this chapter we describe major challenges for text tokenization and sentence splitting in different languages, and outline various computational approaches to tackling them.

Keywords: text segmentation, word splitting, text preprocessing, tokenization

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