Neural Metric Learning for Fast End-to-End Relation Extraction [article]

Tung Tran, Ramakanth Kavuluru
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Relation extraction (RE) is an indispensable information extraction task in several disciplines. RE models typically assume that named entity recognition (NER) is already performed in a previous step by another independent model. Several recent efforts, under the theme of end-to-end RE, seek to exploit inter-task correlations by modeling both NER and RE tasks jointly. Earlier work in this area commonly reduces the task to a table-filling problem wherein an additional expensive decoding step
more » ... lving beam search is applied to obtain globally consistent cell labels. In efforts that do not employ table-filling, global optimization in the form of CRFs with Viterbi decoding for the NER component is still necessary for competitive performance. We introduce a novel neural architecture utilizing the table structure, based on repeated applications of 2D convolutions for pooling local dependency and metric-based features, that improves on the state-of-the-art without the need for global optimization. We validate our model on the ADE and CoNLL04 datasets for end-to-end RE and demonstrate ≈ 1% gain (in F-score) over prior best results with training and testing times that are seven to ten times faster — the latter highly advantageous for time-sensitive end user applications.
arXiv:1905.07458v4 fatcat:ozzii4u4lrasxfojqeesasxktu