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Scalable Name Disambiguation using Multi-level Graph Partition

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Scalable Name Disambiguation using Multi-level Graph Partition
When non-unique values are used as the identifier of entities, due to their homonym, confusion can occur. In particular, when (part of) “names” of entities are used as their identifier, the problem is often referred to as the name disambiguation problem, where goal is to sort out the erroneous entities due to name homonyms (e.g., if only last name is used as the identifier, one cannot distinguish “Vannevar Bush” from “George Bush”). In this paper, in particular, we study the scalability issue of the name disambiguation problem – when (1) a small number of entities with large contents or (2) a large number of entities get un-distinguishable due to homonyms, how to resolve it? We first carefully examine two of the state-of-the-art solutions to the name disambiguation problem, and point out their limitations with respect to scalability. Then, we adapt the multi-level graph partition technique to solve the large-scale name disambiguation problem. Our claim is empirically...
Byung-Won On, Dongwon Lee
Added 30 Oct 2010
Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SDM
Authors Byung-Won On, Dongwon Lee
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