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The integration of facts derived from information extraction systems into existing knowledge bases requires a system to disambiguate entity mentions in the text. This is challenging due to issues such as non-uniform variations in entity names, mention ambiguity, and entities absent from a knowledge base. We present a state of the art system for entity(More)
In the menagerie of tasks for information extraction, entity linking is a new beast that has drawn a lot of attention from NLP practitioners and researchers recently. Entity Linking, also referred to as record linkage or entity resolution, involves aligning a textual mention of a named-entity to an appropriate entry in a knowledge base, which may or may not(More)
Social media services such as Twitter offer an immense volume of real-world linguistic data. We explore the use of Twitter to obtain authentic user-generated text in low-resource languages such as Nepali, Urdu, and Ukrainian. Automatic language identification (LID) can be used to extract language-specific data from Twitter, but it is unclear how well LID(More)
Previous content extraction evaluations have neglected to address problems which complicate the incorporation of extracted information into an existing knowledge base. Previous question answering evaluations have likewise avoided tasks such as explicit disambiguation of target entities and handling a fixed set of questions about entities without previous(More)
The quality of translation resources is arguably the most important factor affecting the performance of a cross-language information retrieval system. While many investigations have explored the use of query expansion techniques to combat errors induced by translation, no study has yet examined the effectiveness of these techniques across resources of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the cumulative costs and consequences of double embryo transfer (DET) or elective single embryo transfer (eSET) in women commencing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment aged 32, 36 and 39 years. DESIGN Microsimulation model. SETTING Three assisted reproduction centres in Scotland. SAMPLE A total of 6153 women undergoing(More)