Sparse Named Entity Classification using Factorization Machines [article]

Ai Hirata, Mamoru Komachi
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Named entity classification is the task of classifying text-based elements into various categories, including places, names, dates, times, and monetary values. A bottleneck in named entity classification, however, is the data problem of sparseness, because new named entities continually emerge, making it rather difficult to maintain a dictionary for named entity classification. Thus, in this paper, we address the problem of named entity classification using matrix factorization to overcome the
more » ... roblem of feature sparsity. Experimental results show that our proposed model, with fewer features and a smaller size, achieves competitive accuracy to state-of-the-art models.
arXiv:1703.04879v1 fatcat:yfmmz22dnjbwvj4rtmzfzvq6re