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Academic Paper

Title: Neural architectures for open-type relation argument extraction
Author: Benjamin Roth
Author: Costanza Conforti
Author: Nina Poerner
Author: Sanjeev Karn
Author: Hinrich Schütze
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Abstract: In this work, we focus on the task of open-type relation argument extraction (ORAE): given a corpus, a query entity Q, and a knowledge base relation (e.g., “Q authored notable work with title X”), the model has to extract an argument of non-standard entity type (entities that cannot be extracted by a standard named entity tagger, for example, X: the title of a book or a work of art) from the corpus. We develop and compare a wide range of neural models for this task yielding large improvements over a strong baseline obtained with a neural question answering system. The impact of different sentence encoding architectures and answer extraction methods is systematically compared. An encoder based on gated recurrent units combined with a conditional random fields tagger yields the best results. We release a data set to train and evaluate ORAE, based on Wikidata and obtained by distant supervision.


This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 25, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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