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Read the article Discovering Chinese Words from Unsegmented Text by Xianping Ge, Wanda Pratt, and Padhraic Smyth and try to answer the following questions:

  1. What problem are the authors trying to solve?
  2. The paper mentions other approaches; how do they differ from the approach outlined in the paper?
  3. Explain the approach described in the paper. What assumptions does it make?
  4. Discuss the results presented. What is meant by recall and precision? How does the performance compare to other approaches?

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