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An Information Extraction based Approach to People Disambiguation

Andrea Heyl; Günter Neumann
In: Artiles, J., Gonzalo, J. and Sekine, S. (2007). The SemEval-2007 WePS Evaluation: Establishing a benchmark for the Web People Search Task. In Proceedings of Semeval 2007, Association for Computational Linguistics. International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), SemEval, 2007.


We propose an IE based approach to people disambiguation. We assume the mentioning of NEs and the relational context of a person in the text to be important discriminating features in order to distinguish different people sharing a name.