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Strategies for Lifelong Knowledge Extraction from the Web

Summary: Strategies for Lifelong Knowledge Extraction
from the Web
Michele Banko and Oren Etzioni
Turing Center
University of Washington
Computer Science and Engineering
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
banko@cs.washington.edu, etzioni@cs.washington.edu
The increasing availability of electronic text has made it
possible to acquire information using a variety of tech-
niques that leverage the expertise of both humans and
machines. In particular, the field of Information Extrac-
tion (IE), in which knowledge is extracted automatically
from text, has shown promise for large-scale knowledge
While IE systems can uncover assertions about individ-
ual entities with an increasing level of sophistication,
text understanding the formation of a coherent the-


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences