REL: An Entity Linker Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  title={REL: An Entity Linker Standing on the Shoulders of Giants},
  author={Johannes M. van Hulst and Faegheh Hasibi and Koen Dercksen and Krisztian Balog and Arjen P. de Vries},
  journal={Proceedings of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval},
Entity linking is a standard component in modern retrieval system that is often performed by third-party toolkits. Despite the plethora of open source options, it is difficult to find a single system that has a modular architecture where certain components may be replaced, does not depend on external sources, can easily be updated to newer Wikipedia versions, and, most important of all, has state-of-the-art performance. The REL system presented in this paper aims to fill that gap. Building on… 

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