Paper: An Entity-Topic Model for Entity Linking

ACL ID D12-1010
Title An Entity-Topic Model for Entity Linking
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2012

Entity Linking (EL) has received considerable attention in recent years. Given many name mentions in a document, the goal of EL is to predict their referent entities in a knowledge base. Traditionally, there have been two distinct directions of EL research: one focusing on the effects of mention?s context compatibility, assuming that ?the referent entity of a mention is reflected by its context?; the other dealing with the effects of document?s topic coherence, assuming that ?a mention?s referent entity should be coherent with the document?s main topics?. In this paper, we propose a generative model ? called entity- topic model, to effectively join the above two complementary directions together. By jointly modeling and exploiting the context compatibility, the topic coher...