IdentityRank: Named Entity Disambiguation in the Context of the NEWS Project
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- Fernández N., Blázquez J.M., Sánchez L., Bernardi A. (2007) IdentityRank: Named Entity Disambiguation in the Context of the NEWS Project. In: Franconi E., Kifer M., May W. (eds) The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. ESWC 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4519. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this paper we introduce the IdentityRank algorithm, developed as part of the EU-funded project NEWS to address the problem of named entity disambiguation in the context of semantic annotation of news items. The algorithm provides a ranking of the candidate instances within an ontology which can be associated to a certain entity. In order to do so, it uses as context the metadata available in a certain news item. The algorithm has been evaluated with promising results.