AIDA: An Online Tool for Accurate Disambiguation of Named Entities in Text and Tables
The authors present AIDA, a framework and online tool for entity detection and disambiguation. Given a natural-language text or a Web table, they map mentions of ambiguous names onto canonical entities like people or places, registered in a knowledge base like DBpedia, Freebase, or YAGO. AIDA is a robust framework centered around collective disambiguation exploiting the prominence of entities, similarity between the context of the mention and its candidates, and the coherence among candidate entities for all mentions. They have developed a Web-based online interface for AIDA where different formats of inputs can be processed on the fly, returning proper entities and showing intermediate steps of the disambiguation process.