Paper: Creating a Knowledge Base from a Collaboratively Generated Encyclopedia

ACL ID N07-3003
Title Creating a Knowledge Base from a Collaboratively Generated Encyclopedia
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Doctoral Consortium
Year 2007
Authors

We present our work on using Wikipedia as a knowledge source for Natural Lan- guage Processing. We first describe our previous work on computing semantic re- latedness from Wikipedia, and its applica- tion to a machine learning based corefer- ence resolution system. Our results sug- gest that Wikipedia represents a semantic resource to be treasured for NLP applica- tions, and accordingly present the work di- rections to be explored in the future.