NameTag is an open-source tool for named entity recognition (NER). NameTag identifies proper names in text and classifies them into predefined categories, such as names of persons, locations, organizations, etc. NameTag is distributed as a standalone tool or a library, along with trained linguistic models. In the Czech language, NameTag achieves state-of-the-art performance (Straková et. al. 2013
). NameTag is a free software under LGPL
license and the linguistic models are free for non-commercial use and distributed under CC BY-NC-SA
license, although for some models the original data used to create the model may impose additional licensing conditions.