Kaushik Chakrabarti, Surajit Chaudhuri, Tao Cheng, and Dong Xin
We consider the problem of entity tagging: given one or more
named entities from a specific domain, the goal is to automatically
associate descriptive phrases, referred to as etags
(entity tags), to each entity. Consider a product catalog
containing product names and possibly short descriptions.
For a product in the catalog, say Ricoh G600 Digital Camera,
we want to associate etags such as “water resistant”,
“rugged” and “outdoor” to it, even though its name or description
does not mention those phrases. Entity tagging
can enable more effective search over entities. We propose
to leverage signals in web documents to perform such tagging.
We develop techniques to perform such tagging in a
domain independent manner while ensuring high precision
and high recall.
In WWW (Poster paper)