Supervised Complementary Entity Recognition with Augmented Key-value Pairs of Knowledge

Research paper by Hu Xu, Lei Shu, Philip S. Yu

Indexed on: 28 May '17Published on: 28 May '17Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Computation and Language


Extracting opinion targets is an important task in sentiment analysis on product reviews and complementary entities (products) are one important type of opinion targets that may work together with the reviewed product. In this paper, we address the problem of Complementary Entity Recognition (CER) as a supervised sequence labeling with the capability of expanding domain knowledge as key-value pairs from unlabeled reviews, by automatically learning and enhancing knowledge-based features. We use Conditional Random Field (CRF) as the base learner and augment CRF with knowledge-based features (called the Knowledge-based CRF or KCRF for short). We conduct experiments to show that KCRF effectively improves the performance of supervised CER task.