AAAI Publications, Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Collective Semantic Role Labeling for Tweets with Clustering
Xiaohua Liu, Kuan Li, Ming Zhou, Zhongyang Xiong

Last modified: 2011-06-28


As tweets has become a comprehensive repository of fresh information, Semantic Role Labeling (SRL) for tweets has aroused great research interests because of its center role in a wide range of tweet related studies such as fine-grained information extraction, sentiment analysis and summarization. However, the fact that a tweet is often too short and informal to provide sufficient information poses a main challenge. To tackle this challenge, we propose a new method to collectively label similar tweets. The underlying idea is to exploit similar tweets to make up for the lack of information in a tweet. Specifically, similar tweets are first grouped together by clustering. Then for each cluster a two-stage labeling is conducted: One labeler conducts SRL to get statistical information, such as the predicate/argument/role triples that occur frequently, from its highly confidently labeled results; then in the second stage, another labeler performs SRL with such statistical information to refine the results. Experimental results on a human annotated dataset show that our approach remarkably improves SRL by 3.1% F1.

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