A Feature-Based Approach for Relation Extraction from Thai News Documents

  • Nattapong Tongtep
  • Thanaruk Theeramunkong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5477)


Relation extraction among named entities is one of the most important tasks in information extraction. This paper presents a feature-based approach for extracting relations among named entities from Thai news documents. In this approach, shallow linguistic processing, including pattern-based named entity extraction, is performed to construct several sets of features. Four supervised learning schemes are applied alternatively to investigate the performance of relation extraction using different feature sets. Focusing on four different types of relations in crime-related news documents, the experimental result shows that the proposed method achieves up to an accuracy of 95% using a data set of 1736 entity pairs. Effect of each set of features on relation extraction is explored for further discussion.


Relation Extraction Named Entity Extraction Thai Language Processing Supervised Learning Local Features 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nattapong Tongtep
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  • Thanaruk Theeramunkong
    • 1
  1. 1.Sirindhorn International Institute of TechnologyThammasat UniversityThailand

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