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Extraction and Indexing of Triplet- Based Knowledge Using Natural Language Processing From Text to Information
Issues with Current Search Methods 1. Entity Placement Problem - When an entity is hashed to a location in memory this provides no understanding of the specificity, generality, or relationship the term has to other entities. 2. Relationship Recognition Problem - Indexing based on term location causes any relationships between entities presented in the text to go unprocessed.
Solution Sophisticated Natural Language Processing Text is first parsed by our natural language processing engine to allow recognition of entities and relationships Entities and relationships are then stored in a manner that injects a schema and maintains relationships
Background Outline Systems utilizing ontologies Systems utilizing templates Systems utilizing natural language parsing Systems that require structured language Entity disambiguation systems Our system Mikrokosmos Project Artequakt Project Message Understanding System Semtag and Seeker Attempt Controlled English HTML Extractor Semantic Knowledge Representation Message Understanding System Semantic Document Summarization Semantic Knowledge Representation
Background The Mikrokosmos Project Utilizes a situated ontology for in-depth domain understanding Limited learning of new concepts Difference from our work: Our system requires no previously created ontology Works with any domain K. Mahesh, and S. Nirenburg, A Situated Ontology for Practical NLP. In Proceedings Workshop on Basic Ontological Issues in Knowledge Sharing, 1995.
Background Message Understand System Extracts information based on language understanding Uses WordNet in addition to domain information Difference from our work: No template needed No specific domain understanding needed A. Bagga, J.Y. Chai, and A.W. Bierman. The role of WordNet in the creation of a trainable message understanding system. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Eighth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. 1997.
Background Semtag and Seeker Tags entity with a proper disambiguated TAP reference Provides indexing system to quickly locate entities Difference from our work: We extract information regarding entities Semtag represents future work S. Dill, N. Eiron, D. Gibson, D. Gruhl, R. Guha, A. Jhingran, T. Kanungo, S. Rajagopalan, A. Tomkins, J. A. Tomlin, and J. Y. Zien. SemTag and Seeker: Bootstrapping the semantic Web via automated semantic annotation. World Wide Web Conference Budapest, Hungary (2003)
Background Artequakt Project Uses classification ontology Searches web to locate information Difference from our work: No classification ontology needed No need to crawl web-pages to extract even simple bits of information H. Alani, S. Kim, D. Millard, M. Weal, W. Hall, P. Lewis, and N. Shadbot. Automatic ontology- based knowledge extraction from web documents. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2003; pp 14-21.
Background Semantic Document Summarization Documents are translated into semantic graph Graph is then inspected to determined representative sentences to be used for summarization Difference from our work: Graph used is an internal representation and does not properly represent information Reduces documents to summary sentences rather than to triplet form Jure Leskovec, Marko Grobelnik, and Natasa Milic-Frayling. Learning sub-structures of Docment Semantic Graphs for Document Summarization. In Link Analysis and Group Detection, 2004.
Background HTML Extractor Uses HTML code and natural language to create a semantic graph of a web-page Uses scrubbers to extract information Differences from our work: No scrubbers needed Works over any text V. Svatek, J. Braza, and V. Sklenak. Towards Triple-Based Information Extraction from Visually- Structured HTML Pages. In Poster Track of the 12 th International World Wide Web Conference, Budapest, 2003.
Background Semantic Knowledge Representation Natural language parsing is used to locate noun phrases in biomedical abstracts Noun phrases are compared against terms in a thesaurus for disambiguation Differences from our work: We extract information regarding entities More sophisticate natural language processing Suresh Srinivasan, Thomas C. Rindflesch, William T. Hole, Alan R. Aronson, and James G. Mork. Finding UMLS Metathesaurus Concepts in MEDLINE. Proceedings of the American Medical Infomatics Association, 2002.
Background Attempto Controlled English Authors are asked to represent the major information in their writings in ACE format This allows rapid language processing and data mining Differences from our work: No secondary language needed Text mining and information processing directly from the written text Tobias Kuhn, Loic Royer, Norbert E. Fuchs, Michael Schroeder. Improving Text Mining with Controlled Natural Language: A Case Study for Protein Interactions. In Third International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, Hinxton, UK, 2006.
Natural Language Processing Engine Overview Text is first parsed by JavaNLP to create a sentence tree object Sentence tree object is then parsed to create triplets
Natural Language Parsing It is possible to use other parsers, however Stanford’s Natural Language Parser was chosen over other parsers for a number of reasons: Java implementation Log Linear Time Older more established code base
Parsing the Sentence Tree Triplet Creation Step Portions of Parse Tree Inspected Product of Parse Entity Recognition (NP [20.560] (NNP [8.264] Tiger) (NNP [9.812] Woods)) “Tiger Woods” Predicate – Object Recognition (VP [47.672](VBZ [11.074] donates) (PP [31.541] (TO [0.003] to) (NP [27.963] (NP [15.561] (DT [1.413] a) (JJ [5.475] large) (NN [5.979] number)) “Tiger Woods” “a large number” Predicate – Object Augmentation (PP [11.856] (IN [0.669] of) (NP [10.784] (NNS [7.814] charities)))))) “Tiger Woods” “charities”
Triplet Storage Triplets are then stored in the Term Hierarchy Tree Composed of information in TAP and WordNet Ability to add other ontologies Lends a schema to the information extracted from text
Thing SportsBooks GolfFictionBowling Nonfiction Tiger WoodsDune ESPN The Term Hierarchy Tree
What is the use of the Tree? We are able to not only locate information directly related to the searched for entity but also know its relation to other entities. In the previous example “Tiger Woods” is found under Golf, beyond this we also get the information that Golf is a Sport.
Query Processing The query entered by the user is first passed to the Natural Language Parser before other processing occurs Simple searches are reduced to their component entities Complex searches are reduced to triplets and then both the triplet and the contained entities are searched on
Entity and Relationship Searching Not only entities searched for but also specified relations. Tiger Woods works with Charities
How is the Query Executed? The entity or relationship provides a “link” into the Term Hierarchy Tree. Root Sports Books Kids Golf Entity Term Hierarchy Tree Tiger Woods
Inexpert Testing Results All triplets generated by the nine students were inspected and a set of unique triplets was determined This was compared to the triplets generated by the system 53% overlap between the two Average of 27% of human created triplets were incorrect
Addressing Inexpert Testing The seeming decline in accuracy stems from two major causes: The computer system captured more triplets The human subject made inferences regarding the information
Contributions Automated method of creating semantic information Capture of the relationships among entities Understanding of an entity’s place in the “grand scheme of things”