UGent Participation in the TAC 2012 Entity-Linking Task

Laurent Mertens, Thomas Demeester, Johannes Deleu, Chris Develder, Piet Demeester
2012 Text Analysis Conference  
This article describes in detail the system used by the UGent-IBCN team for participating in the Text Analysis Conference (TAC) 2012 Mono-Lingual Entity-Linking task. The presented system is essentially rule-based, following a generic framework that is highly optimised for each label (i.e. with different rules for persons, organisations, and locations). The main contribution of this work is in identifying a number of label-specific issues and presenting simple heuristic solutions that yet allow
more » ... building an efficient and effective system. These treated issues include resolving abbreviated organisation names, resolving popular nicknames, or taking into account American vs British spelling.
dblp:conf/tac/MertensDDDD12 fatcat:jbt64hdblnfbvcreoov6yqdiau