Fabian M. Suchanek
Named Entity Recognition
Source Selection and Preparation
• Named Entity Recognition
is an instance that has a name.
This typically concerns people, organizations, and artifacts.
Def: Named Entity Recognition
Named entity recognition
(NER) is the task of finding entity names
in a corpus.
(In its basic form, NER does not care to which entity the name belongs. It just finds names.)
In homage to Douglas Adams’ book “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
Google replies to the question of “life, the universe, and everything”
with the number “42”.
Try it out
NER is difficult
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