ELES: Combining Entity Linking and Entity Summarization

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9671)


The automatic annotation of textual content with entities from a knowledge base is a well established field. Applications, such as DBpedia Spotlight and GATE enable to identify and disambiguate entities of text at high levels of accuracy. The output of such systems can be used in many different ways. One way is to show knowledge panels which provide a fact-based summary of an entity and provides further information as well as browsing options. Such fact-based summaries are produced by entity summarization systems.

This paper presents ELES, a lightweight combination of DBpedia Spotlight and the SUMMA entity summarization interface. DBpedia Spotlight analyzes text and links fragments to entities of the DBpedia knowledge base. The LinkSUM summarizer (interfaced via the SUMMA API definition) produces fact-based summaries of DBpedia entities. The two applications are combined on the client side through the “Internationalization Tag Set 2.0” W3C recommendation and lightweight jQuery-based interfaces.


Entity Summarization Entity Linking Knowledge Panel DBpedia Spotlight Automatic Annotation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement no. 611346 and by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Software Campus project “SumOn” (grant no. 01IS12051).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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