Paper: Relational Inference for Wikification

ACL ID D13-1184
Title Relational Inference for Wikification
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2013

Wikification, commonly referred to as Disam- biguation to Wikipedia (D2W), is the task of identifying concepts and entities in text and disambiguating them into the most specific corresponding Wikipedia pages. Previous ap- proaches to D2W focused on the use of lo- cal and global statistics over the given text, Wikipedia articles and its link structures, to evaluate context compatibility among a list of probable candidates. However, these meth- ods fail (often, embarrassingly), when some level of text understanding is needed to sup- port Wikification. In this paper we introduce a novel approach to Wikification by incorpo- rating, along with statistical methods, richer relational analysis of the text. We provide an extensible, efficient and modular Integer Lin- ear Programming (ILP) formulat...