Entity extraction finds names in documents, providing important raw material for big decisions. But finding all mentions of the name “George Bush” is very different than finding all mentions of the 43rd US President.
Making big decisions from big data is hopeless unless analytics advance from providing snippets of text to providing statements of truth. Such advances present challenges both of accuracy and of usability. We’ll explore these challenges and demonstrate ways of addressing them.
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