Paper: Rule-Based Information Extraction is Dead! Long Live Rule-Based Information Extraction Systems!

ACL ID D13-1079
Title Rule-Based Information Extraction is Dead! Long Live Rule-Based Information Extraction Systems!
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

The rise of ?Big Data? analytics over unstruc- tured text has led to renewed interest in infor- mation extraction (IE). We surveyed the land- scape of IE technologies and identified a major disconnect between industry and academia: while rule-based IE dominates the commercial world, it is widely regarded as dead-end tech- nology by the academia. We believe the dis- connect stems from the way in which the two communities measure the benefits and costs of IE, as well as academia?s perception that rule- based IE is devoid of research challenges. We make a case for the importance of rule-based IE to industry practitioners. We then lay out a research agenda in advancing the state-of-the- art in rule-based IE systems which we believe has the potential to bridge the gap between academic research ...