Comparison of Retrieval-Based Hierarchical Clustering Approaches to Person Name Disambiguation
Christof Monz and Wouter Weerkamp
In: SIGIR 2009, July 19-23, 2009, Boston, USA.
This paper describes a simple clustering approach to person name disambiguation of retrieved documents. The methods are based on standard IR concepts and do not require any task-speciﬁc features. We compare different term-weighting and indexing methods and evaluate their performance against the Web People Search task (WePS). Despite their simplicity these approaches achieve very competitive performance.