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Annotating and Searching Web Tables Using Entities, Types and Relationships

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Annotating and Searching Web Tables Using Entities, Types and Relationships
Tables are a universal idiom to present relational data. Billions of tables on Web pages express entity references, attributes and relationships. This representation of relational world knowledge is usually considerably better than completely unstructured, free-format text. At the same time, unlike manually-created knowledge bases, relational information mined from “organic” Web tables need not be constrained by availability of precious editorial time. Unfortunately, in the absence of any formal, uniform schema imposed on Web tables, Web search cannot take advantage of these high-quality sources of relational information. In this paper we propose new machine learning techniques to annotate table cells with entities that they likely mention, table columns with types from which entities are drawn for cells in the column, and relations that pairs of table columns seek to express. We propose a new graphical model for making all these labeling decisions for each table simultaneously, r...
Girija Limaye, Sunita Sarawagi, Soumen Chakrabarti
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where PVLDB
Authors Girija Limaye, Sunita Sarawagi, Soumen Chakrabarti
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