Paper: Intelligent Access To Text: Integrating Information Extraction Technology Into Text Browsers

ACL ID H01-1040
Title Intelligent Access To Text: Integrating Information Extraction Technology Into Text Browsers
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

In this paper we show how two standard outputs from information extraction (IE) systems – named entity annotations and scenario templates – can be used to enhance access to text collections via a standard text browser. We describe how this information is used in a prototype system designed to support information workers’ ac- cess to a pharmaceutical news archive as part of their “industry watch” function. We also report results of a preliminary, qualita- tive user evaluation of the system, which while broadly positive in- dicates further work needs to be done on the interface to make users aware of the increased potential of IE-enhanced text browsers.