Enrichment of named entities in documents via contextual attribute ranking
Technologies pertaining to retrieval of contextually relevant attribute values for an automatically identified named entity in a document are described herein. Named entity recognition technologies are employed to identify named entities in the text of a document. Context corresponding to an identified named entity is analyzed to probabilistically assign a class to the named entity. Attributes that are most relevant to the class are determined, and attribute values for such attributes are retrieved. The attribute values are presented in correlation with the named entity in the document responsive to user-selection of the named entity in the document.