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Towards better entity resolution techniques for Web document collections

Summary: Towards better entity resolution techniques for Web
document collections
Surender Reddy Yerva #1
, Zolt´an Mikl´os #2
, Karl Aberer #3
Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract-- As person names are non-unique, the same name
on different Web pages might or might not refer to the same
real-world person. This entity identification problem is one of
the most challenging issues in realizing the Semantic Web or
entity-oriented search. We address this disambiguation problem,
which is very similar to the entity resolution problem studied in
relational databases, however there are also several differences.
Most importantly Web pages often only contain partial or
incomplete information about the persons, moreover the available
information is very heterogeneous, thus we are only able to obtain
some uncertain evidence about whether two names refer to the
same person using similarity functions. These similarity functions
capture some aspects of the similarities between Web-pages,


Source: Aberer, Karl - Faculté Informatique et Communications, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences