Last Words: What Can Be Accomplished with the State of the Art in Information Extraction? A Personal View

Ralph Weischedel, Elizabeth Boschee


Abstract
Though information extraction (IE) research has more than a 25-year history, F1 scores remain low. Thus, one could question continued investment in IE research. In this article, we present three applications where information extraction of entities, relations, and/or events has been used, and note the common features that seem to have led to success. We also identify key research challenges whose solution seems essential for broader successes. Because a few practical deployments already exist and because breakthroughs on particular challenges would greatly broaden the technology’s deployment, further R and D investments are justified.
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J18-4004
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Computational Linguistics, Volume 44, Issue 4 - December 2018
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December
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2018
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CL
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651–658
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/J18-4004
DOI:
10.1162/coli_a_00331
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