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Named-Entity-based Linking and Exploration of News using an Adapted Jaccard Metric

by Tom De Nies, Jasper Verplanken, Ruben Verborgh, Wesley De Neve, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

In this paper, we propose a semantically enabled news exploration method to aid journalists in overcoming the information overload in today’s news streams. To achieve this, our approach semantically tags news articles, calculates their relatedness through their similarity based on these tags, and creates an article graph to be browsed by an end-user. Based on related work, the Jaccard metric seemed very suitable for this task. However, when we evaluated this similarity measure through crowdsourcing on a set of 120 article pairs, the results were only acceptable in the lower levels of relatedness, with unpredictable errors elsewhere. This reveals a need for better ground-truth data, and calls for clarification of the semantics of relatedness and similarity, and their relation.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web.

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IEEE
T. De Nies, J. Verplanken, R. Verborgh, W. De Neve, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “Named-Entity-based Linking and Exploration of News using an Adapted Jaccard Metric,” in Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web, 2015, vol. 1435.
ACM
Tom De Nies, Jasper Verplanken, Ruben Verborgh, Wesley De Neve, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. 2015. Named-Entity-based Linking and Exploration of News using an Adapted Jaccard Metric. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
LNCS
De Nies, T., Verplanken, J., Verborgh, R., De Neve, W., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: Named-Entity-based Linking and Exploration of News using an Adapted Jaccard Metric. In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web (2015).
APA
De Nies, T., Verplanken, J., Verborgh, R., De Neve, W., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2015). Named-Entity-based Linking and Exploration of News using an Adapted Jaccard Metric. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web (Vol. 1435).
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De Nies, Tom et al. “Named-Entity-Based Linking and Exploration of News Using an Adapted Jaccard Metric.” Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web. Vol. 1435. 2015. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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