Exploring personal name disambiguation from name understanding

Ying Chen, Chu-ren Huang

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The intensive studies have shown that the information in the context of the mentions of a person is very helpful for personal name disambiguation. However, it is not easy to exact all mentions of a person in text. In this paper, we investigate various mentions of a person in English and Chinese, and find that different languages often emphasize different technologies to exact those mentions of a person. Based on this observation, we make an in-depth analysis of a Chinese personal name disambiguation corpus in terms of structures and meanings of Chinese personal names. Finally, we design two evaluation schemes to examine the impact of selecting personal names to Chinese personal name disambiguation. Our experiments show that deeply understanding of a personal name is crucial for personal name disambiguation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 4th International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2010 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 4th International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 18 Oct 201019 Oct 2010


Conference2010 4th International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2010


  • Chinese personal name disambiguation
  • Personal name corpus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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