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Named entity recognition and disambiguation are of primary importance for extracting information and for populating knowledge bases. Detecting and classifying named entities has traditionally been taken on by the natural language processing community, whilst linking of entities to external resources, such as those in DBpedia, has been tackled by the(More)
Named Entity Extraction is a mature task in the NLP field that has yielded numerous services gaining popularity in the Semantic Web community for extracting knowledge from web documents. These services are generally organized as pipelines, using dedicated APIs and different taxonomy for extracting, classifying and disambiguating named entities. Integrating(More)
We have often heard that data is the new oil. In particular, extracting information from semi-structured textual documents on the Web is key to realize the Linked Data vision. Several attempts have been proposed to extract knowledge from textual documents, extracting named entities, classifying them according to pre-defined taxonomies and disam-biguating(More)
Microposts are small fragments of social media content and a popular medium for sharing facts, opinions and emotions. They comprise a wealth of data which is increasing exponentially, and which therefore presents new challenges for the information extraction community, among others. This paper describes the 'Making Sense of Microposts' (#Microposts2014)(More)
Applying natural language processing for mining and intelligent information access to tweets (a form of microblog) is a challenging, emerging research area. Unlike carefully authored news text and other longer content, tweets pose a number of new challenges, due to their short, noisy, context-dependent, and dynamic nature. Information extraction from tweets(More)
Social networks play an increasingly important role for sharing media items related to daily life moments or for the live coverage of events. One of the problems is that media are spread over multiple social networks. In this paper, we propose a social network-agnostic approach for collecting recent images and videos which can be potentially attached to an(More)
Microposts shared on social platforms instantaneously report facts, opinions or emotions. In these posts, entities are often used but they are continuously changing depending on what is currently trending. In such a scenario, recognising these named entities is a challenging task, for which off-the-shelf approaches are not well equipped. We propose NERD-ML,(More)
We present GERBIL, an evaluation framework for semantic entity annotation. The rationale behind our framework is to provide developers, end users and researchers with easy-to-use interfaces that allow for the agile, fine-grained and uniform evaluation of annotation tools on multiple datasets. By these means, we aim to ensure that both tool developers and(More)
With the steady increase of videos published on media sharing platforms such as Dailymotion and YouTube, more and more efforts are spent to automatically annotate and organize these videos. In this paper, we propose a framework for classifying video items using both textual features such as named entities extracted from subtitles, and temporal features such(More)
This demo enables the automatic creation of semantically annotated YouTube media fragments. A video is first ingested in the Synote system and a new method enables to retrieve its associated subtitles or closed captions. Next, NERD is used to extract named entities from the transcripts which are then temporally aligned with the video. The entities are(More)