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Experiments with geographic knowledge for information extraction

Manov, Mr Dimitar and Kiryakov, Mr Atanas and Popov, Mr Borislav and Bontcheva, Dr Kalina and Maynard, Dr Diana and Cunningham, Dr Hamish (2003) Experiments with geographic knowledge for information extraction. In Proceedings Workshop on Analysis of Geographic References, Edmonton, Canada.

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Here we present work on using spatial knowledge in conjunction with information extraction (IE). Considerable volume of location data was imported in a knowledge base (KB) with entities of general importance used for semantic annotation, indexing, and retrieval of text. The Semantic Web knowledge representation standards are used, namely RDF(S). An extensive upper-level ontology with more than two hundred classes is designed. With respect to the locations, the goal was to include the most important categories considering public and tasks not specially related to geography or related areas. The locations data is derived from number of publicly available resources and combined to assure best performance for domainindependent named-entity recognition in text. An evaluation and comparison to high performance IE application is given

Subjects:AKT Challenges > Knowledge retrieval
AKT Challenges > Knowledge acquisition
ID Code:251
Deposited By:Bontcheva, Dr Kalina
Deposited On:10 July 2003

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