Johannes Kirschnick, Alan Akbik, and Holmer Hemsen
Freepal: A Large Collection of Deep Lexico-Syntactic Patterns for Relation Extraction
The increasing availability and maturity of both scalable computing architectures and deep syntactic parsers is opening up new possibilities for Relation Extraction (RE) on large corpora of natural language text. In this paper, we present Freepal, a resource designed to assist with the creation of relation extractors for more than 5,000 relations defined in the Freebase knowledge base (KB). The resource consists of over 10 million distinct lexico-syntactic patterns extracted from dependency trees, each of which is assigned to one or more Freebase relations with different confidence strengths. We generate the resource by executing a large-scale distant supervision approach on the ClueWeb09 corpus to extract and parse over 260 million sentences labeled with Freebase entities and relations. We make Freepal freely available to the research community, and present a web demonstrator to the dataset, accessible from free-pal.appspot.com.