Paper: System Demonstration of On-Demand Information Extraction

ACL ID P07-2005
Title System Demonstration of On-Demand Information Extraction
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2007

In this paper, we will describe ODIE, the On-Demand Information Extraction system. Given a user’s query, the system will pro- duce tables of the salient information about the topic in structured form. It produces the tables in less than one minute without any knowledge engineering by hand, i.e. pat- tern creation or paraphrase knowledge creation, which was the largest obstacle in traditional IE. This demonstration is based on the idea and technologies reported in (Sekine 06). A substantial speed-up over the previous system (which required about 15 minutes to analyze one year of newspa- per) was achieved through a new approach to handling pattern candidates; now less than one minute is required when using 11 years of newspaper corpus. In addition, functionality was added to facilitate inv...