Effective Chinese Organization Name Linking to a List-Like Knowledge Base

  • Chengyuan Xue
  • Haofen WangEmail author
  • Bo Jin
  • Mengjie Wang
  • Daqi Gao
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 480)


Entity Linking is widely used in entity retrieval and semantic search. It refers mentions in unstructured documents to their representations in a knowledge base (KB). The frequently used KB (e.g. Wikipedia) usually contains abundant information corresponding to each entity, such as properties, name variations and text descriptions, which can help to find candidates and disambiguate the links. In this paper, we link organization names in Chinese documents to a list-like KB. Compared to typical KBs, the records in our KB are simply Chinese organization full names. The massive variations, or abbreviations in the documents cannot be directly matched to any organization name in the KB and bring about ambiguities, thus make the linking task difficult. At first, we enrich the KB with the abbreviations. Making use of the information from Hudong Baike and other sources, we design a pattern based full name annotation method to help generate abbreviations for all the names in the KB. To resolve the ambiguity problem, we propose a two-stage linking generation approach utilizing the co-occurrence of abbreviations and full names in the same document or document cluster, where the linked full names in the first stage constraint the linking of abbreviations in the second stage. We apply our approach to police inquiry document corpus. The experiment results show the effectiveness of our approach and outperforms the one-stage approach significantly in terms of precision and recall.


Knowledge Base Core Part Name Entity Recognition Document Cluster Count Repeat 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This work is funded by The 3rd Research Institute of The Ministry of Public Security through project No: C13601. We thank Tong Ruan for the guidance of the project, and thank Chen Wang for her proofreading.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengyuan Xue
    • 1
  • Haofen Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bo Jin
    • 2
  • Mengjie Wang
    • 1
  • Daqi Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.East China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  2. 2.The 3rd Research Institute of the Public Security MinistryShanghaiChina

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