Summary of the paper

Title A Cross-Lingual Dictionary for English Wikipedia Concepts
Authors Valentin I. Spitkovsky and Angel X. Chang
Abstract We present a resource for automatically associating strings of text with English Wikipedia concepts. Our machinery is bi-directional, in the sense that it uses the same fundamental probabilistic methods to map strings to empirical distributions over Wikipedia articles as it does to map article URLs to distributions over short, language-independent strings of natural language text. For maximal inter-operability, we release our resource as a set of flat line-based text files, lexicographically sorted and encoded with UTF-8. These files capture joint probability distributions underlying concepts (we use the terms article, concept and Wikipedia URL interchangeably) and associated snippets of text, as well as other features that can come in handy when working with Wikipedia articles and related information.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, Text mining
Full paper A Cross-Lingual Dictionary for English Wikipedia Concepts
Bibtex @InProceedings{SPITKOVSKY12.266,
  author = {Valentin I. Spitkovsky and Angel X. Chang},
  title = {A Cross-Lingual Dictionary for English Wikipedia Concepts},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
 }
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