Stacked Ensembles of Information Extractors for Knowledge-Base Population (2015)
We present results on using stacking to ensemble multiple systems for the Knowledge Base Population English Slot Filling (KBP-ESF) task. In addition to using the output and confidence of each system as input to the stacked classifier, we also use features capturing how well the systems agree about the provenance of the information they extract. We demonstrate that our stacking approach outperforms the best system from the 2014 KBP-ESF competition as well as alternative ensembling methods employed in the 2014 KBP Slot Filler Validation task and several other ensembling baselines. Additionally, we demonstrate that including provenance information further increases the performance of stacking.
In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-15), pp. 177-187, Beijing, China, July 2015.

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Yinon Bentor Formerly affiliated Ph.D. Student yinon [at] cs utexas edu
Raymond J. Mooney Faculty mooney [at] cs utexas edu
Nazneen Rajani Ph.D. Alumni nrajani [at] cs utexas edu
Vidhoon Viswanathan Masters Alumni vidhoon [at] cs utexas edu