Named entity linking in a complex domain: Case second world war history

Erkki Heino*, Minna Tamper, Eetu Mäkelä, Petri Leskinen, Esko Ikkala, Jouni Tuominen, Mikko Koho, Eero Hyvönen

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This paper discusses the challenges of applying named entity linking in a rich, complex domain – specifically, the linking of (1) military units, (2) places and (3) people in the context of interlinked Second World War data. Multiple sub-scenarios are discussed in detail through concrete evaluations, analyzing the problems faced, and the solutions developed. A key contribution of this work is to highlight the heterogeneity of problems and approaches needed even inside a single domain, depending on both the source data as well as the target authority.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage, Data, and Knowledge - First International Conference, LDK 2017, Proceedings
Number of pages14
Volume10318 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Language, Data, and Knowledge - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 19 Jun 201720 Jun 2017
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10318 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Language, Data, and Knowledge
Abbreviated titleLDK


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