A Proposal for a Two-way Journey on Validating Locations in Unstructured and Structured Data
The Web of Data has grown explosively over the past few years, and as with any dataset, there are bound to be invalid statements in the data, as well as gaps. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is gaining interest to fill gaps in data by transforming (unstructured) text into structured data. However, there is currently a fundamental mismatch in approaches between Linked Data and NLP as the latter is often based on statistical methods, and the former on explicitly modelling knowledge. However, these fields can strengthen each other by joining forces. In this position paper, we argue that using linked data to validate the output of an NLP system, and using textual data to validate Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud statements is a promising research avenue. We illustrate our proposal with a proof of concept on a corpus of historical travel stories.
2012 ACM Subject Classification Computing methodologies - Artificial intelligence - Natural language processing
Keywords and phrases data validity, natural language processing, linked data
Digital Object Identifier 10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2019.8
DOI Link: 10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2019.8