On the evaluation of entity profiles

M. De Rijke, K. Balog, T. Bogers, A. Van Den Bosch

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Entity profiling is the task of identifying and ranking descriptions of a given entity. The task may be viewed as one where the descriptions being sought are terms that need to be selected from a knowledge source (such as an ontology or thesaurus). In this case, entity profiling systems can be assessed by means of precision and recall values of the descriptive terms produced. However, recent evidence suggests that more sophisticated metrics are needed that go beyond mere lexical matching of system-produced descriptors against a ground truth, allowing for graded relevance and rewarding diversity in the list of descriptors returned. In this note, we motivate and propose such a metric.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2010, Padua, Italy, September 20-23, 2010, Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15998-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15997-8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes


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