From French Wikipedia to Erudit: A test case for cross‐domain open information extraction

TitreFrom French Wikipedia to Erudit: A test case for cross‐domain open information extraction
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuteursGotti, F., and P. Langlais
JournalComputational Intelligence
Mots-clésEntity classification, Named entities, Natural language processing, Open information extraction
RésuméAbstract In this paper, we describe an open information extraction pipeline based on ReVerb for extracting knowledge from French text. We put it to the test by using the information triples extracted to build an entity classifier, ie, a system able to label a given instance with its type (for instance, Michel Foucault is a philosopher). The classifier requires little supervision. One novel aspect of this study is that we show how general domain information triples (extracted from French Wikipedia) can be used for deriving new knowledge from domain‐specific documents unrelated to Wikipedia, in our case scholarly articles focusing on the humanities. We believe that the present study is the first that focuses on such a cross‐domain, recall‐oriented approach in open information extraction. While our system's performance shows room for improvement, manual assessments show that the task is quite hard, even for a human, in part because of the cross‐domain aspect of the problem we tackle.
URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/coin.12120
DOI10.1111/coin.12120