A Text-Generated Method to Joint Extraction of Entities and Relations

Haihong E, Siqi Xiao, Meina Song
2019 Applied Sciences  
Entity-relation extraction is a basic task in natural language processing, and recently, the use of deep-learning methods, especially the Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) network, has achieved remarkable performance. However, most of the existing entity-relation extraction methods cannot solve the overlapped multi-relation extraction problem, which means one or two entities are shared among multiple relational triples contained in a sentence. In this paper, we propose a text-generated method to
more » ... ve the overlapped problem of entity-relation extraction. Based on this, (1) the entities and their corresponding relations are jointly generated as target texts without any additional feature engineering; (2) the model directly generates the relational triples using a unified decoding process, and entities can be repeatedly presented in multiple triples to solve the overlapped-relation problem. We conduct experiments on two public datasets—NYT10 and NYT11. The experimental results show that our proposed method outperforms the existing work, and achieves the best results.
doi:10.3390/app9183795 fatcat:5uss2xre7zdhvnrtw2qhps7ghq