Paper: Lexicon Infused Phrase Embeddings for Named Entity Resolution

ACL ID W14-1609
Title Lexicon Infused Phrase Embeddings for Named Entity Resolution
Venue International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Most state-of-the-art approaches for named-entity recognition (NER) use semi supervised information in the form of word clusters and lexicons. Recently neural network-based language models have been explored, as they as a byprod- uct generate highly informative vector representations for words, known as word embeddings. In this paper we present two contributions: a new form of learn- ing word embeddings that can leverage information from relevant lexicons to improve the representations, and the first system to use neural word embeddings to achieve state-of-the-art results on named-entity recognition in both CoNLL and Ontonotes NER. Our system achieves an F1 score of 90.90 on the test set for CoNLL 2003?significantly better than any previous system trained on public data, and matching a sys...