Discovering and disambiguating named entities in text

@inproceedings{Hoffart2013DiscoveringAD,
  title={Discovering and disambiguating named entities in text},
  author={Johannes Hoffart},
  booktitle={SIGMOD/PODS Ph.D. Symposium},
  year={2013}
}
Disambiguating named entities in natural language texts maps ambiguous names to canonical entities registered in a knowledge base such as DBpedia, Freebase, or YAGO. Knowing the specific entity is an important asset for several other tasks, e.g. entity-based information retrieval or higher-level information extraction. Our approach to named entity disambiguation makes use of several ingredients: the prior probability of an entity being mentioned, the similarity between the context of the… CONTINUE READING

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