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Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2003)
Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1939-3
pp: 125
Peter T. Davis , Columbia University
David K. Elson , Columbia University
Judith L. Klavans , Columbia University
In this paper, we describe an interactive system, built within the context of CLiMB project, which permits a user to locate the occurrences of named entities within a given text. The named entity tool was developed to identify references to a single art object (e.g. a particular building) with high precision in text related to images of that object in a digital collection. We start with an authoritative list of art objects, and seek to match variants of these named entities in related text. Our approach is to "decay" entities into progressively more general variants while retaining high precision. As variants become more general, and thus more ambiguous, we propose methods to disambiguate intermediate results. Our results will be used to select records into which automatically generated metadata will be loaded.

D. K. Elson, P. T. Davis and J. L. Klavans, "Methods for Precise Named Entity Matching in Digital Collections," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Houston, Texas USA, 2003, pp. 125.
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