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tagger

Line breaks: tag¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈtaɡə
 
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Definition of tagger in English:

noun

1A person who writes graffiti using their nickname or identifying mark.
Example sentences
  • Woodley has recently been hit by a spate of graffiti from three taggers.
  • We have made your lives more livable, with tougher penalties for graffiti taggers.
  • Mayor Gordon Jefferies urged townsfolk to help catch the tagger.
2 Computing A piece of software that adds identifying or classifying tags to pieces of text or data.
Example sentences
  • However, overall the poor parser is strained by the lack of verbs more than the tagger seemed to be, mainly due to the added pressure of producing legitimate syntactic structures.
  • Note that the keywords need to be selected by the (human) taggers from a controlled vocabulary list to ensure consistency in application and retrieval.
  • To test the accuracy of our negation tagger, we evaluated our system against a gold-standard, human-annotated corpus of 250 reports.

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