Multilingual Fine-Grained Entity Typing

M.G.J. van Erp, P.T.J.M. Vossen

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Many entity recognition approaches classify recognised entities into a limited set of coarse-grained entity types. However, for deeper natural language analysis and end-user tasks, fine-grained entity types are more useful. For example, while standard named entity recognition may determine that an entity is a person knowing whether that entity is a politician or an actor is important for determining whether, in a subsequent relation extraction task, a relation should be acts or governs. Currently, fine-grained entity typing has only been investigated for English. In this paper, we present a fine-grained entity typing system for Dutch and Spanish using training data extracted from Wikipedia and DBpedia. Our system achieves comparable performance to English with an F1 measure of .90 on over 40 types for both Dutch and Spanish.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-275
Number of pages14
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue number10318
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Language, Data, and Knowledge: First International Conference, LDK 2017, Galway, Ireland, June 19-20, 2017, Proceedings

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 10318
Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science


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