Further to my last question, I am training a custom entity of FOODITEM to be recognized by Spacy's Name Entity Recognition engine. I am following tutorials online, following is the advise given in most of the tutorials;
Load the model or create an empty model
We can create an empty model and train it with our annotated dataset or we can use the existing spacy model and re-train with our annotated data.
But none of the tutorials tell how/why to choose between the two options. Also, I don't understand how will the choice affect my final output or the training of the model.
How do I make the choice between a pre-trained model or a blank model? What are the factors to consider?