REKnow: Enhanced Knowledge for Joint Entity and Relation Extraction [article]

Sheng Zhang, Patrick Ng, Zhiguo Wang, Bing Xiang
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Relation extraction is an important but challenging task that aims to extract all hidden relational facts from the text. With the development of deep language models, relation extraction methods have achieved good performance on various benchmarks. However, we observe two shortcomings of previous methods: first, there is no unified framework that works well under various relation extraction settings; second, effectively utilizing external knowledge as background information is absent. In this
more » ... rk, we propose a knowledge-enhanced generative model to mitigate these two issues. Our generative model is a unified framework to sequentially generate relational triplets under various relation extraction settings and explicitly utilizes relevant knowledge from Knowledge Graph (KG) to resolve ambiguities. Our model achieves superior performance on multiple benchmarks and settings, including WebNLG, NYT10, and TACRED.
arXiv:2206.05123v3 fatcat:hmplpo4kprfafh4jo4s3tqds5a