Entity Recognition and Disambiguation (ERD) Challenge Results Announced

In March, we announced a call for participation in the 2014 Entity Recognition and Disambiguation (ERD) Challenge (goo.gl/MfEfVi), a competition to build a working system to recognize mentions of entities in a given text, disambiguate them, and map them to the known entities in a given collection or knowledge base.

Today the results were announced, with participating teams having the past 3 months to test run their systems using development datasets hosted by the ERD Challenge website. The final evaluations and the determination of winners was performed on held-out datasets that have similar properties to the development sets. 

We congratulate the SMAPH team as the top scoring team in the short-text track (i.e., web search queries), consisting of Marco Cornolti and +Paolo Ferragina of the University of Pisa, Google Research Scientist +Massimiliano Ciaramita, and Hinrich Shütze and Stefan Rüd of the University of Munich.

Each participating team will be offered a spot at the Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Workshop at the 37th Annual ACM Special Interest Group On Information Retrieval (SIGIR) conference (http://goo.gl/jvMxpa) July 6-11 in Golf Coast, Australia.
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