Measuring Entity Semantic Relatedness using Wikipedia

Liliana Medina, Ana L. N. Fred, Rui Rodrigues, Joaquim Filipe


In this paper we propose a semantic relatedness measure between scientific concepts, using Wikipedia as an hierarchical taxonomy. The devised measure examines the length of Wikipedia category path between two concepts, assigning a weight to each category that corresponds to its depth in the hierarchy. This procedure was extended to measure the relatedness between two distinct concept sets (herein referred to as entities), where the amount of shared nodes in the paths computed for all possible concept sets is also integrated in a global relatedness measure index.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Medina L., L. N. Fred A., Rodrigues R. and Filipe J. (2012). Measuring Entity Semantic Relatedness using Wikipedia . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: SSTM, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-29-7, pages 431-437. DOI: 10.5220/0004180204310437

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author={Liliana Medina and Ana L. N. Fred and Rui Rodrigues and Joaquim Filipe},
title={Measuring Entity Semantic Relatedness using Wikipedia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: SSTM, (IC3K 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: SSTM, (IC3K 2012)
TI - Measuring Entity Semantic Relatedness using Wikipedia
SN - 978-989-8565-29-7
AU - Medina L.
AU - L. N. Fred A.
AU - Rodrigues R.
AU - Filipe J.
PY - 2012
SP - 431
EP - 437
DO - 10.5220/0004180204310437