Improving Machine-based Entity Resolution with Limited Human Effort

Zhaoqiang Chen, Qun Chen, Boyi Hou, Murtadha Ahmed, Zhanhuai Li
2018 Proceedings of the International Workshop on Real-Time Business Intelligence and Analytics - BIRTE '18  
Pure machine-based solutions usually struggle in the challenging classification tasks such as entity resolution (ER). To alleviate this problem, a recent trend is to involve the human in the resolution process, most notably the crowdsourcing approach. However, it remains very challenging to effectively improve machine-based entity resolution with limited human effort. In this paper, we investigate the problem of human and machine cooperation for ER from a risk perspective. We propose to select
more » ... he machine-labeled instances at high risk of being mislabeled for manual verification. For this task, we present a risk model that takes into consideration the human-labeled instances as well as the output of machine resolution. Finally, we evaluate the performance of the proposed risk model on real data. Our experiments demonstrate that it can pick up the mislabeled instances with considerably higher accuracy than the existing alternatives. Provided with the same amount of human cost budget, it can also achieve better resolution quality than the state-of-the-art approach based on active learning.
doi:10.1145/3242153.3242156 dblp:conf/birte/ChenCHAL18 fatcat:mokdwtz45zbmnfppjg4o7vynge