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|Title:||Clustering of multi-word named entity variants: Multilingual evaluation|
|Authors:||JACQUET GUILLAUME; EHRMANN Maud; STEINBERGER Ralf|
|Citation:||Proceedings of LREC 2014, Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation p. 2548-2553|
|Publisher:||European Language Resources Association|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Multi-word entities, such as organisation names, are frequently written in many different ways. We have previously automatically identified over one million acronym pairs in 22 languages, consisting of their short form (e.g. EC) and their corresponding long forms (e.g. European Commission, European Union Commission). In order to automatically group such long form variants as belonging to the same entity, we cluster them, using bottom-up hierarchical clustering and pair-wise string similarity metrics (Ehrmann et al., 2013). In this paper, we address the issue of how to evaluate the named entity variant clusters automatically, with minimal human annotation effort. We present experiments that make use of Wikipedia redirection tables and we show that this method produces reasonable results.|
|JRC Directorate:||Space, Security and Migration|
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