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2007 SystematicExplOrRelExtrFeatureSpace


  • It suggests that the addition of bigram-based features is helpful. A simple analysis shows that the lift in F-measure from unigram to bigram on average is x ~1.09
  • It suggests that the addition of trigram-based features is not significantly helpful. A simple anlaysis shows that the lift from the further addition of trigram is x ~1.02.

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Relation extraction is the task of finding semantic relations between entities from text. The state-of-the-art methods for relation extraction are mostly based on statistical learning, and thus all have to deal with feature selection, which can significantly affect the classification performance. In this paper, we systematically explore a large space of features for relation extraction and evaluate the effectiveness of different feature subspaces. We present a general definition of feature spaces based on a graphic representation of relation instances, and explore three different representations of relation instances and features of different complexities within this framework. Our experiments show that using only basic unit features is generally sufficient to achieve state-of-the-art performance, while overinclusion of complex features may hurt the performance. A combination of features of different levels of complexity and from different sentence representations, coupled with task-oriented feature pruning, gives the best performance."



 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
2007 SystematicExplOrRelExtrFeatureSpaceJing Jiang
ChengXiang Zhai
A Systematic Exploration of the Feature Space for Relation ExtractionProceedings of NAACL/HLT Conference