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...

Université de Fribourg

Entity-centric knowledge discovery for idiosyncratic domains

Prokofyev, Roman ; Cudré-Mauroux, Philippe (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2016 ; no 1970.

Technical and scientific knowledge is produced at an ever-accelerating pace, leading to increasing issues when trying to automatically organize or process it, e.g., when searching for relevant prior work. Knowledge can today be produced both in unstructured (plain text) and structured (metadata or linked data) forms. However, unstructured content is still themost dominant formused to represent...