A Probabilistic Co-Bootstrapping Method for Entity Set Expansion

@inproceedings{Shi2014APC,
  title={A Probabilistic Co-Bootstrapping Method for Entity Set Expansion},
  author={Bei Shi and Zhenzhong Zhang and Le Sun and Xianpei Han},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2014}
}
Entity Set Expansion (ESE) aims at automatically acquiring instances of a specific target category. Unfortunately, traditional ESE methods usually have the expansion boundary problem and the semantic drift problem. To resolve the above two problems, this paper proposes a probabilistic Co-Bootstrapping method, which can accurately determine the expansion boundary using both the positive and the discriminant negative instances, and resolve the semantic drift problem by effectively maintaining and… CONTINUE READING