Paper: Large-Scale Named Entity Disambiguation Based on Wikipedia Data

ACL ID D07-1074
Title Large-Scale Named Entity Disambiguation Based on Wikipedia Data
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

This paper presents a large-scale system for the recognition and semantic disambiguation of named entities based on information extracted from a large encyclopedic collection and Web search results. It describes in detail the disam- biguation paradigm employed and the information extraction process from Wikipedia. Through a process of maximizing the agreement between the contextual information extracted from Wikipedia and the context of a document, as well as the agreement among the category tags associated with the candidate entities, the implemented sys- tem shows high disambiguation accuracy on both news stories and Wikipedia articles.