Köpcke, H. ; Thor, A. ; Rahm, E.

Comparative evaluation of entity resolution approaches with FEVER

Proc. 35th Intl. Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), 2009 (demo)

2009 / 08



We present FEVER, a new evaluation platform for entity resolution approaches. The modular structure of the FEVER framework supports the incorporation or reconstruction of many previously proposed approaches for entity resolution. A distinctive feature of FEVER is that it not only evaluates traditional measures such as precision and recall but also the effort for configuring (e.g., parameter tuning, training) a good entity resolution approach. FEVER thus strives for a fair comparative evaluation of different approaches by considering both the effectiveness and configuration effort.