Paper: Semantic Annotation, Analysis and Comparison: A Multilingual and Cross-lingual Text Analytics Toolkit

ACL ID E14-2004
Title Semantic Annotation, Analysis and Comparison: A Multilingual and Cross-lingual Text Analytics Toolkit
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Within the context of globalization, multilinguality and cross-linguality for information access have emerged as issues of major interest. In order to achieve the goal that users from all countries have access to the same information, there is an impending need for systems that can help in overcoming language barriers by facilitating multilingual and cross-lingual access to data. In this paper, we demonstrate such a toolkit, which supports both service-oriented and user-oriented interfaces for semantically annotating, analyzing and comparing multilingual texts across the boundaries of languages. We conducted an extensive user study that shows that our toolkit allows users to solve cross-lingual entity tracking and article matching tasks more efficiently and with higher accuracy compared to...