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Hands-On Natural Language Processing with Python by Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani, Rajesh Arumugam

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Linking entities

Another practical application is entity linking. One good example of it can be found in the Microsoft Azure Text Analytics API, at https://azure.microsoft.com/is-is/services/cognitive-services/text-analytics/. The following screenshot shows output from a sample text:

The preceding screenshot shows how the system has automatically extracted the entity Seattle as a place. Interestingly, it has also correctly extracted the Space Needle as a landmark place, by linking it with Seattle. This shows how powerful named entity linking can be when extracting useful relationships between entities.

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