AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference

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Finding Associations between People
Eduardo Blanco, Dan Moldovan

Last modified: 2012-05-16


Associations between people and other concepts are common in text and range from distant to close connections. This paper discusses and justifies the need to consider subtypes of the generic relation ASSOCIATION. Semantic primitives are used as a concise and formal way of specifying the key semantic differences between subtypes. A taxonomy of association relations is proposed, and a method based on composing previously extracted relations is used to extract subtypes. Experimental results show high precision and moderate recall.

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