Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Challenge

Welcome to the 2014 Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Challenge!

We are excited to announce the 2014 Entity Recognition and Disambiguation (ERD) Challenge! The participating teams will have the opportunity to not only win cash prizes in the total amount of US$1,500, but also be invited to publish and present their results at a SIGIR 2014 workshop in Gold Coast, Australia, co-sponsored by Google and Microsoft.

The objective of an Entity Recognition and Disambiguation (ERD) system is to recognize mentions of entities in a given text, disambiguate them, and map them to the entities in a given entity collection or knowledge base.

News

  • Note that we are still maintaining the evaluation services and the leaderboards. Therefore, the numbers you saw on the leaderboard might be different than the competition results, as people are still submitting their systems.
  • Challenge Results Annouced
  • We are happy to announce the results of ERD 2014! Congratulations to the following teams! The full results are now in the Short Track and Long Track leaderboards.

    Short Track
    Top scoring team:  SMAPH Team: Marco Cornolti, Paolo Ferragina, Massimiliano Ciaramita, Hinrich Shuetze and Stefan Rued. University of Pisa, Google, University of Munich **
    Winner of the first prize (USD $500 *) : NTUNLP: Hsin-Hsi Chen, Yang-Yin Lee, Yong-Siang Shih, Chih-Chieh Shao, Yen-Pin Chiu, Sheng-Lun Wei and Ming-Lun Cai. National Taiwan University.
    Winner of the second prize (USD $250 *) : Seznam Research: Jan Prochazka, Alan Eckhardt, Juraj Hresko and Otakar Smrž, Seznam Research
    Long Track
    Top scoring team:  MS_MLI: Silviu Cucerzan, Microsoft **
    Winner of the first prize (USD $500 *) : MLNS: Marek Lipczak, Arash Koushkestani and Evangelos Milios, Dalhousie University.
    Winner of the second prize (USD $250 *) : Seznam Research: Jan Prochazka, Alan Eckhardt, Juraj Hresko and Otakar Smrž, Seznam Research

    * The prizes are sponsored by Google!

    ** One member of the MS_MLI team and one member of the SMAPH team are affiliated with the same companies as the organizers of the ERD Challenge. The challenge organizers have decided that such teams are allowed to participate in the competition and be ranked alongside other teams, but are not eligible for monetary prizes.

  • Please check our invited speakers at the invited speaker page.
  • A google group is created for discussion purpose. subscribe to the google group for news and announcements.
  • ERD 2014 will be a SIGIR 2014 workshop. See you in Australia!
  • Organizers (ordered by last name)

    • David Carmel, Yahoo! Lab
    • Ming-Wei Chang, Microsoft Research
    • Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Google
    • Bo-June (Paul) Hsu, Microsoft Research
    • Kuansan Wang, Microsoft Research

    Submission System Architect

    • Charles Huang, Microsoft Research