Université de Fribourg

Swisslink: high-precision, context-free entity linking exploiting unambiguous labels

Prokofyev, Roman ; Luggen, Michael ; Difallah, Djellel Eddine ; Cudré-Mauroux, Philippe

In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 2017, p. 65–72

Webpages are an abundant source of textual information with manually annotated entity links, and are often used as a source of training data for a wide variety of machine learning NLP tasks. However, manual annotations such as those found on Wikipedia are sparse, noisy, and biased towards popular entities. Existing entity linking systems deal with those issues by relying on simple statistics...