Information extraction

Advanced lecture, 6 ECTS credits, winter semester 2020–21

Basic Information

  • Type: Advanced lecture
  • Teacher: Simon Razniewski (lecturer)
  • Credits: 6 ECTS credits
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  • Course subject to an in-person semester! (further updates expected end of August)

This advanced lecture focuses on how to construct knowledge bases using information extraction techniques. Topics will be automated information extraction using patterns, supervised extractors and open information extraction, infobox crawling, entity disambiguation and normalization, learning over knowledge bases, and their use in question answering. We will also touch upon crowdsourced KB construction, evaluation measures, and some state-of-the-art knowledge bases. In the labs, participants will implement step-by-step cor components of information extraction, using Wikipedia and Wikis from the Wikia fan community site as source.