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Scalable Adhoc Entity Extraction from Text Collections

Sanjay Agrawal, Kaushik Chakrabarti, Surajit Chaudhuri, and Venkatesh Ganti


Supporting entity extraction from large document collec- tions is important for enabling a variety of important data analysis tasks. In this paper, we introduce the ad -hoc" en- tity extraction task where entities of interest are constrained to be from a list of entities that is specific to the task. In such scenarios, traditional entity extraction techniques that pro- cess all the documents for each ad-hoc entity extraction task can be significantly expensive. In this paper, we propose an efficient approach that leverages the inverted index on the documents to identify the subset of documents relevant to the task and processes only those documents. We demon- strate the efficiency of our techniques on real datasets.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inVLDB Conference
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