Named entity evolution recognition on the Blogosphere

  • Helge Holzmann
  • Nina Tahmasebi
  • Thomas Risse


Advancements in technology and culture lead to changes in our language. These changes create a gap between the language known by users and the language stored in digital archives. It affects user’s possibility to firstly find content and secondly interpret that content. In a previous work, we introduced our approach for named entity evolution recognition (NEER) in newspaper collections. Lately, increasing efforts in Web preservation have led to increased availability of Web archives covering longer time spans. However, language on the Web is more dynamic than in traditional media and many of the basic assumptions from the newspaper domain do not hold for Web data. In this paper we discuss the limitations of existing methodology for NEER. We approach these by adapting an existing NEER method to work on noisy data like the Web and the Blogosphere in particular. We develop novel filters that reduce the noise and make use of Semantic Web resources to obtain more information about terms. Our evaluation shows the potentials of the proposed approach.


Named entity evolution Blogs  Semantic Web DBpedia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.L3S Research CenterHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Språkbanken, Department of SwedishUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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