Neural Multi-Task Learning for Citation Function and Provenance [article]

Xuan Su, Animesh Prasad, Min-Yen Kan, Kazunari Sugiyama
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Citation function and provenance are two cornerstone tasks in citation analysis. Given a citation, the former task determines its rhetorical role, while the latter locates the text in the cited paper that contains the relevant cited information. We hypothesize that these two tasks are synergistically related, and build a model that validates this claim. For both tasks, we show that a single-layer convolutional neural network (CNN) outperforms existing state-of-the-art baselines. More
more » ... , we show that the two tasks are indeed synergistic: by jointly training both of the tasks in a multi-task learning setup, we demonstrate additional performance gains. Altogether, our models improve the current state-of-the-arts up to 2\%, with statistical significance for both citation function and provenance prediction tasks.
arXiv:1811.07351v2 fatcat:q6kwdd4lhjdrpmh46esaoki7vi