Conference Proceeding Article
Multipartite entity resolution seeks to match entity mentions across several collections. An entity mention is presumed unique within a collection, and thus could match at most one entity mention in each of the other collections. In addition to domain-specific features considered in entity resolution, there are a number of domain-invariant structural contraints that apply in this scenario, including one-to-one assignment as well as cross-collection transitivity. We propose a principled solution to the multipartite entity resolution problem, building on the foundation of Markov Logic Network (MLN) that combines probabilistic graphical model and first-order logic. We describe how the domain-invariant structural constraints could be expressed appropriately in terms of Markov logic, flexibly allowing joint modeling with domain-specific features. Experiments on two real-life datasets, each spanning four collections, show the utility of this approach and validate the contributions of various MLN components.
entity resolution, markov logic network, structural constraints
Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems
Data Management and Analytics
CIKM 2015: Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, October 19-23, Melbourne
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YE, Tengyuan and LAUW, Hady Wirawan.
Structural Constraints for Multipartite Entity Resolution with Markov Logic Network. (2015). CIKM 2015: Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, October 19-23, Melbourne. 1691-1694. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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