Title

Using Support Vector Machines for Terrorism Information Extraction

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2003

Abstract

Information extraction (IE) is of great importance in many applications including web intelligence, search engines, text understanding, etc. To extract information from text documents, most IE systems rely on a set of extraction patterns. Each extraction pattern is defined based on the syntactic and/or semantic constraints on the positions of desired entities within natural language sentences. The IE systems also provide a set of pattern templates that determines the kind of syntactic and semantic constraints to be considered. In this paper, we argue that such pattern templates restricts the kind of extraction patterns that can be learned by IE systems. To allow a wider range of context information to be considered in learning extraction patterns, we first propose to model the content and context information of a candidate entity to be extracted as a set of features. A classification model is then built for each category of entities using Support Vector Machines (SVM). We have conducted IE experiments to evaluate our proposed method on a text collection in the terrorism domain. From the preliminary experimental results, we conclude that our proposed method can deliver reasonable accuracies.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Intelligence and Security Informatics: First NSF/NIJ Symposium, ISI 2003, Tucson, AZ, USA, June 2-3, 2003: Proceedings

Volume

2665

First Page

1

Last Page

12

ISBN

9783540401896

Identifier

10.1007/3-540-44853-5_1

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44853-5_1