Generation of Replacement Options in Text Sanitization


  • Del av: Proceedings of the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) (University of Tartu, 2023)
  • Sider: 292–300–9
  • År: 2023
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The purpose of text sanitization is to edit text documents to mask text spans that may directly or indirectly reveal personal information. An important problem in text sanitization is to find less specific, yet still informative replacements for each text span to mask. We present an approach to generate possible replacements using a combination of heuristic rules and an ontology derived
from Wikidata. Those replacement options are hierarchically structured and cover various types of personal identifiers. Using this approach, we extend a recently released text sanitization dataset with manually selected replacements. The outcome of this data collection shows that the approach is able to suggest appropriate replacement options for most text spans.