Multilingual Name Disambiguation with Semantic Information

  • Zornitsa Kozareva
  • Sonia Vàzquez
  • Andrés Montoyo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74628-7_6

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4629)
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Kozareva Z., Vàzquez S., Montoyo A. (2007) Multilingual Name Disambiguation with Semantic Information. In: Matoušek V., Mautner P. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4629. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper studies the problem of name ambiguity which concerns the discovery of the different underlying meanings behind a name. We have developed a semantic approach on the basis of which a graph-based clustering algorithm determines the sets of the semantically related sentences that talk about the same name. Our approach is evaluated with the Bulgarian, Romanian, Spanish and English languages for various couples of city, country, person and organization names. The yielded results significantly outperform a majority based classifier and are compared to a bigram co-occurrence approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zornitsa Kozareva
    • 1
  • Sonia Vàzquez
    • 1
  • Andrés Montoyo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Alicante 

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