THU_NGN at SemEval-2019 Task 12: Toponym Detection and Disambiguation on Scientific Papers

Tao Qi, Suyu Ge, Chuhan Wu, Yubo Chen, Yongfeng Huang
2019 Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation  
Toponym resolution is an important and challenging task in the neural language processing field, and has wide applications such as emergency response and social media geographical event analysis. Toponym resolution can be roughly divided into two independent steps, i.e., toponym detection and toponym disambiguation. In order to facilitate the study on toponym resolution, the SemEval 2019 task 12 is proposed, which contains three subtasks, i.e., toponym detection, toponym disambiguation and
more » ... ym resolution. In this paper, we introduce our system that participated in the SemEval 2019 task 12. For toponym detection, in our approach we use TagLM as the basic model, and explore the use of various features in this task, such as word embeddings extracted from pre-trained language models, POS tags and lexical features extracted from dictionaries. For toponym disambiguation, we propose a heuristics rule-based method using toponym frequency and population. Our systems achieved 83.03% strict macro F1, 74.50 strict micro F1, 85.92 overlap macro F1 and 78.47 overlap micro F1 in toponym detection subtask.
doi:10.18653/v1/s19-2229 dblp:conf/semeval/QiGW0H19 fatcat:ummmz5gaonbmvm7ovfk7cjr25m