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GERBIL

Production-ready project (September 2014 - Ongoing)

General Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework

About the project

GERBIL is a general Linked Data benchmarking system (formerly used for entity annotation systems based on the BAT-Framework). GERBIL offers an easy-to-use web-based platform for the agile comparison of annotators using multiple datasets and uniform measuring approaches. To add a tool to GERBIL, all the end user has to do is to provide a URL to a REST interface to its tool which abides by a given specification. The integration and benchmarking of the tool against user-specified datasets is then carried out automatically by the GERBIL platform.

Available Annotators

| | BAT-FRAMEWORK | GERBIL 1.0.0 | GERBIL1.2.5 | Experiment | Paper | |:--------------|:-------------:|:------------:|:-----------:|:----------:|:-----:| | AGDISTIS | (✔) | ✔ | ✔ | D2KB | Link| | AIDA | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | Babely | | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | CETUS | | | ✔ | OKE Task 2| Link| | CETUS (FOX) | | | ✔ | OKE Task 2| Link| | DBpedia Spotlight | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | Dexter | | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | DoSeR (*) | | | ✔ | D2KB | Link| | entityclassifier.eu NER| | | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | FOX | | | ✔ | OKE Task 1| Link| | FRED | | | ✔ | OKE Task 1| Link| | FREME NER | | | ✔ | OKE Task 1| Link| | KEA | | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | NERD-ML | | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | NERFGUN | | | ✔ | D2KB | Link| | OpenTapioca | | | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | PBOH | | | ✔ | D2KB | Link| | TagMe 2 | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | WAT | | ✔ | ✔ | A2KB | Link| | xLisa | | | ✔ | A2KB | Link|

(*) Annotator isn't available any more

Supported Experiments for each Annotator

The following table lists the annotators that are currently available and the experiment types they support. Note that some of the A2KB annotators support the D2KB experiment by offering an own API method. Other A2KB annotators can be chosen for a D2KB experiment as well as described in the wiki. However, since the comparison might not be fair, we marked these annotators with (✔) in the table. The same is done for Entity Typing.

| | A2KB, C2KB
ENTITY RECOGNITION | D2KB | ENTITY
TYPING| OKE TASK 1 | OKE TASK 2 | RT2KB | RE | |:--------------|:----------------------------------:|:-----:|:-----------------:|:----------:|:----------:|:-----:|:--:| | AGDISTIS | | ✔ | | | | | |
| AIDA | ✔ | (✔) | | | | | |
| Babely | ✔ | ✔ | | | | | |
| CETUS | | | | | ✔ | | |
| CETUS (FOX) | | | | | ✔ | | | | DBpedia Spotlight| ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | | ✔ | | | Dexter | ✔ | (✔) | | | | | |
| DoSeR (*) | | ✔ | | | | | | | entityclassifier.eu NER| ✔ | (✔) | | | | | | | FOX | ✔ | (✔) | (✔) | ✔ | | ✔ | ✔ |
| FRED | ✔ | (✔) | (✔) | ✔ | | ✔ | |
| FREME NER | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | | ✔ | |
| KEA | ✔ | ✔ | | | | | | | NERD-ML | ✔ | (✔) | | | | | |
| NERFGUN | | ✔ | | | | | |
| OpenTapioca | ✔ | ✔ | | | | | |
| PBOH | | ✔ | | | | | |
| TagMe 2 | ✔ | (✔) | | | | | |
| WAT | ✔ | ✔ | | | | | | | xLisa | ✔ | (✔) | | | | | |

(*) Annotator isn't available any more

Available Datasets

The following table lists the datasets that are currently available and the experiment types they support.

| | A2KB, C2KB, D2KB
ENTITY RECOGNITION | ENTITY
TYPING| OKE TASK 1 | OKE TASK 2 | RT2KB | RE | Paper | |:--------------|:----------------------------------------:|:-----------------:|:----------:|:----------:|:-----:|:--:|:-----:| | ACE2004 | ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| AIDA/CoNLL-Complete| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| AIDA/CoNLL-Test A| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| AIDA/CoNLL-Test B| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| AIDA/CoNLL-Training| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | AQUAINT | ✔ | | | | | |-| | CoNLL2003 | | | | | | |Link| | DBpediaSpotlight| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| Derczynski | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | ERD2014 | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | GERDAQ-Dev | ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| GERDAQ-Test | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | GERDAQ-TrainingA| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | GERDAQ-TrainingB| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| IITB | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | KORE50 | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | MSNBC | ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| Microposts2013-Test| | ✔ | | | ✔ | |Link| | Microposts2013-Train| | ✔ | | | ✔ | |Link| | Microposts2014-Test| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Microposts2014-Train| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Microposts2015-Test| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Microposts2015-Train| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Microposts2016-Test| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Microposts2016-Train| ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| N3-RSS-500 | ✔ | | | | | |Link|
| N3-Reuters-128| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | OKE 2015 Task 1| ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | | ✔ | |Link| | OKE 2015 Task 2| | | | ✔ | | |Link| | OKE 2016 Task 1| ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | | ✔ | |Link| | OKE 2016 Task 2| | | | ✔ | | |Link| | OKE 2017 Task 1| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | OKE 2017 Task 2| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | OKE 2017 Task 3| ✔ | ✔ | ✔ | | ✔ | |Link| | OKE 2018 Task 1| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | OKE 2018 Task 2| ✔ | | | | | |Link| | OKE 2018 Task 3| | | | | | ✔ |Link| | OKE 2018 Task 4| ✔ | | | | | ✔ |Link| | Ritter | ✔ | ✔ | | | ✔ | |Link|
| Senseval 2 | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | Senseval 3 | ✔ | | | | | |Link| | UMBC-Test | ✔ | ✔ | | | ✔ | |Link| | UMBC-Train | ✔ | ✔ | | | ✔ | |Link| | WSDM 2012 | ✔ | | | | | |Link|

Long term stability

The idea of GERBIL emerged in September 2014 when a couple of articles released at the same time claimed to be state-of-the-art. Especially, those approaches were not easily comparable due to their heterogeneous set-up, dataset use and evaluation metrics. Thus, we decided to build GERBIL and extend the BAT-Framework to break the barriers for people not able to write source code.

GERBIL is now more than 3 years old and has hosted more than 50.000 experiments. It is currently hosted at the research and development unit of the University Leipzig Computation Center and the Paderborn University which keep daily backups to ensure long-term quotability.

The survey data from our paper can be found at GERBIL's GitHub repository.

Contributors

In alphabetic order.

  • Ciro Baron (University Leipzig, Germany)
  • Andreas Both (R&D, Unister GmbH, Germany)
  • Martin Brümmer (University Leipzig, Germany)
  • Diego Ceccarelli (Unversity Pisa, Italy)
  • Marco Cornolti (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Didier Cherix (R&D, Unister GmbH, Germany)
  • Bernd Eickmann (R&D, Unister GmbH, Germany)
  • Paolo Ferragina (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Christiane Lemke (R&D, Unister GmbH, Germany)
  • Andrea Moro (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Francesco Piccinno (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Giuseppe Rizzo (EURECOM, France)
  • Harald Sack (HPI Potsdam, Germany)
  • René Speck (Institute for Applied Informatics, Germany)
  • Raphaël Troncy (EURECOM, France)
  • Jörg Waitelonis (HPI Potsdam, Germany)
  • Lars Wesemann (R&D, Unister GmbH, Germany)
Maintainer
Michael Röder

Publications

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