Yassine Mrabet (LIST, Luxemburg and LORIA, Nancy): Towards Knowledge-Driven Annotation

Date : 26 February 2015

Speaker: Yassine Mrabet (LIST, Luxemburg and LORIA, Nancy)

Abstract : While the Web of data is attracting increasing interest and rapidly growing in size, the major support of information on the surface Web are still multimedia documents. Semantic annotation of texts is one of the main processes that are supposed to make information exchange more meaning-processable for computational agents. However, such annotation faces several challenges such as the heterogeneity of natural language expressions, the heterogeneity of documents structure or context dependencies. While a broad range of annotation approaches rely mainly or partly on the target textual context to disambiguate the extracted entities, in this paper we present an approach that relies only on formalized-knowledge expressed in RDF datasets to categorize and disambiguate noun phrases. In the proposed method, we represent the reference knowledge bases as co-occurrence matrices and the disambiguation problem as a 0-1 Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem. The proposed approach is unsupervised and can be ported to any RDF knowledge base from the Linked Open Data cloud. The system implementing this approach, called KODA, shows very promising results w.r.t. state-of-the-art annotation tools in cross-domain experimentations.

Demonstration available at: http://smartdocs.list.lu/koda

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