EntityRank: Searching Entities Directly and Holistically
posted by shuri on 2007-09-26 02:55:35
tags: vldb,2007,mynotebook,news
Cool paper on entity search in vldb. They allow entity search, looking for data like somebody's phone number, returning the numbers and pages supporting it. For example "Amazon Customer Service #phone".,br> They use the surrounding content to detect the entity.
In order to do this they use the distance from "Amazon Customer Service" to something that looks like a phone number. They also include the quality of the supporting pages.
Then there is this paper which seems to do similar things only on steroids. A much richer extraction and it builds an entity relation graph. Very cool.