Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 10, Number 14, November 2020

Domain-Transferable Method for Named Entity Recognition Task


Vladislav Mikhailov1, 2 and Tatiana Shavrina1, 2, 1Sberbank, Russia and 2Higher School of Economics, Russia


Named Entity Recognition (NER) is a fundamental task in the fields of natural language processing and information extraction. NER has been widely used as a standalone tool or an essential component in a variety of applications such as question answering, dialogue assistants and knowledge graphs development. However, training reliable NER models requires a large amount of labelled data which is expensive to obtain, particularly in specialized domains. This paper describes a method to learn a domain-specific NER model for an arbitrary set of named entities when domain-specific supervision is not available. We assume that the supervision can be obtained with no human effort, and neural models can learn from each other. The code, data and models are publicly available.


Named Entity Recognition, BERT-based Models, Russian Language.