Creating an Extended Named Entity Dictionary from Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Higashinaka2012CreatingAE,
  title={Creating an Extended Named Entity Dictionary from Wikipedia},
  author={Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Kugatsu Sadamitsu and Kuniko Saito and Toshiro Makino and Yoshihiro Matsuo},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2012}
}
Automatic methods to create entity dictionaries or gazetteers have used only a small number of entity types (18 at maximum), which could pose a limitation for fine-grained information extraction. This paper aims to create a dictionary of 200 extended named entity (ENE) types. Using Wikipedia as a basic resource, we classify Wikipedia titles into ENE types to create an ENE dictionary. In our method, we derive a large number of features for Wikipedia titles and train a multiclass classifier by… CONTINUE READING
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