Cross-lingual type inference

Bo Xu, Yi Zhang, Jiaqing Liang, Yanghua Xiao, Seung Won Hwang, Wei Wang

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Abstract

Entity typing is an essential task for constructing a knowledge base. However, many non-English knowledge bases fail to type their entities due to the absence of a reasonable local hierarchical taxonomy. Since constructing a widely accepted taxonomy is a hard problem, we propose to type these non-English entities with some widely accepted taxonomies in English, such as DBpedia, Yago and Freebase. We define this problem as cross-lingual type inference. In this paper, we present CUTE to type Chinese entities with DBpedia types. First we exploit the cross-lingual entity linking between Chinese and English entities to construct the training data. Then we propose a multi-label hierarchical classification algorithm to type these Chinese entities. Experimental results show the effectiveness and efficiency of our method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications - 21st International Conference, DASFAA 2016, Proceedings
EditorsShamkant B. Navathe, Weili Wu, Shashi Shekhar, Xiaoyong Du, Hui Xiong, X. Sean Wang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages447-462
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319320243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event21st International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 2016 Apr 162016 Apr 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9642
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other21st International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2016
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period16/4/1616/4/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Xu, B., Zhang, Y., Liang, J., Xiao, Y., Hwang, S. W., & Wang, W. (2016). Cross-lingual type inference. In S. B. Navathe, W. Wu, S. Shekhar, X. Du, H. Xiong, & X. S. Wang (Eds.), Database Systems for Advanced Applications - 21st International Conference, DASFAA 2016, Proceedings (pp. 447-462). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9642). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32025-0_28