Release of the AIDA entity disambiguation system

We gladly announce the source code release of our named entity disambiguation system AIDA: Accurate Online Disambiguation of Named Entities.

Given a natural-language text, AIDA maps mentions of ambiguous names onto canonical entities (people, places, etc.) registered in a knowledge base such as Yago (, which is linked to Wikipedia.
For example, in the sentence "When Page played Kashmir at Knebwoth, his Les Paul was uniquely tuned", AIDA would identify "Page" with Jimmy_Page, "Kashmir" with Kashmir_Song, "Knebworth" with the festival, and "Les Paul" with the Gibson_Les_Paul guitar.

The source code of AIDA is available at github under the CC-BY-NC-SA license:
and at the AIDA project page:

The AIDA team 
at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Received on Friday, 8 February 2013 14:24:21 UTC