# Hedwig: A Named Entity Linker

Marcus KlangPierre Nugues

Named entity linking is the task of identifying mentions of named things in text, such as {}Barack Obama{''} or {}New York{''}, and linking these mentions to unique identifiers. In this paper, we describe Hedwig, an end-to-end named entity linker, which uses a combination of word and character BILSTM models for mention detection, a Wikidata and Wikipedia-derived knowledge base with global information aggregated over nine language editions, and a PageRank algorithm for entity linking... (read more)

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