Exploratory Information Extraction from a Historical Dictionary

Valeria De Paiva, Dario Augusto Borges Oliveira, Suemi Higuchi, Alexandre Rademaker, Gerard De Melo

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Abstract

We describe a preliminary project of extracting information from an extant dictionary of historical biographies, the 'Dicionário Histórico-Biográfico Brasileiro' (the Brazilian Historical and Biographical Dictionary, shortened as DHBB), a longstanding project at the 'Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil' (CPDOC) of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). For information extraction, we rely on Natural Language Processing tools such as FreeLing as well as our resources NomLex-PT, a lexicon of nominalizations, and OpenWN-PT, a Portuguese version of Princeton's WordNet database. While our project currently highlights the potential of information extraction in a fun exploratory manner, we also discuss the engaging of historians interested in the affordances of digital tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on eScience, eScience 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages11-18
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479942886
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2014
Event10th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2014 - Guaruja, Brazil
Duration: Oct 20 2014Oct 24 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on eScience, eScience 2014
Volume2

Other

Other10th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2014
CountryBrazil
CityGuaruja
Period10/20/1410/24/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

Keywords

  • Biographical Dictionary
  • information extraction
  • nlp
  • nominalization
  • nomlex
  • wordnet

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