Corpus-level Fine-grained Entity Typing Using Contextual Information

Yadollah Yaghoobzadeh, Hinrich Schütze
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing  
This paper addresses the problem of corpus-level entity typing, i.e., inferring from a large corpus that an entity is a member of a class such as "food" or "artist". The application of entity typing we are interested in is knowledge base completion, specifically, to learn which classes an entity is a member of. We propose FIGMENT to tackle this problem. FIGMENT is embedding-based and combines (i) a global model that scores based on aggregated contextual information of an entity and (ii) a
more » ... t model that first scores the individual occurrences of an entity and then aggregates the scores. In our evaluation, FIGMENT strongly outperforms an approach to entity typing that relies on relations obtained by an open information extraction system.
doi:10.18653/v1/d15-1083 dblp:conf/emnlp/YaghoobzadehS15 fatcat:uxr6mr74urac5apwtoxx6dk6om