Paper: Explore Person Specific Evidence in Web Person Name Disambiguation

ACL ID D12-1076
Title Explore Person Specific Evidence in Web Person Name Disambiguation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

In this paper, we investigate different usages of feature representations in the web person name disambiguation task which has been suf- fering from the mismatch of vocabulary and lack of clues in web environments. In litera- ture, the latter receives less attention and re- mains more challenging. We explore the fea- ture space in this task and argue that collecting person specific evidences from a corpus level can provide a more reasonable and robust es- timation for evaluating a feature?s importance in a given web page. This can alleviate the lack of clues where discriminative features can be reasonably weighted by taking their corpus level importance into account, not just relying on the current local context. We therefore pro- pose a topic-based model to exploit the person specific glo...