A Web-based Collaborative Evaluation Tool for Automatically Learned Relation Extraction Patterns

Leonhard Hennig, Hong Li, Sebastian Krause, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit

In: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing -- System Demonstrations. Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) July 26-31 Beijing China ACL 2015.


Patterns extracted from dependency parses of sentences are a major source of knowledge for most state-of-the-art relation extraction systems, but can be of low quality in distantly supervised settings. We present a linguistic annotation tool that allows human experts to analyze and categorize automatically learned patterns, and to identify common error classes. The annotations can be used to create datasets that enable machine learning approaches to pattern quality estimation. We also present an experimental pattern error analysis for three semantic relations, where we find that between 24% and 61% of the learned dependency patterns are defective due to preprocessing or parsing errors, or due to violations of the distant supervision assumption.


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