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Title:Entity-relation search: context pattern driven extraction and indexing
Author(s):Zhang, Zequn
Advisor(s):Chang, Kevin C.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Relation search
Relation indexing
Abstract:Our research focuses on searching relations between entities with context constraints. In particular, we are interested in efficiently searching for the relations among medical entities (e.g. diseases, chemicals, species, genes, or mutations) in a professional medical corpus. Existing relation extraction systems, like OpenIE, are able to extract some relations between entities. However, its results are inseparable in terms of extraction contexts, which prevents it from being able to search for the relations of given contexts. To address this issue, we propose to build an entity-relation search system with an awareness of extraction contexts. In order to achieve this goal, we propose to extract and index contexts for each extracted relation. We evaluate our search model over millions of professional medical abstracts and show that our context indexing is effective to support the task of searching relations into contexts. Note that this rich and novel system is the product of a collaborative team effort: Tianxiao Zhang, Jiarui Xu and Varun Berry, and supervised by Professor Kevin Chang. While we separately document our individual contributions, we intentionally share some parts of our thesis to improve the readability of our overall system design. This thesis mainly focuses on the design of our context extraction and indexing method.
Issue Date:2016-12-05
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Zequn Zhang
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-01
Date Deposited:2016-12

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