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Comparative Evaluation of Entity Resolution Approaches With FEVER

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Executive Summary

The authors present FEVER, a new evaluation platform for entity resolution approaches. The modular structure of the FEVER framework supports the incorporation or reconstruction of many previously proposed approaches for entity resolution. A distinctive feature of FEVER is that it not only evaluates traditional measures such as precision and recall but also the effort for configuring (e.g., parameter tuning, training) a good entity resolution approach. FEVER thus strives for a fair comparative evaluation of different approaches by considering both the effectiveness and configuration effort.

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