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Open Relation Extraction with Non-Existent and Multi-Span Relationships

EasyChair Preprint no. 7458, version 1

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11 pagesDate: February 13, 2022


Open relation extraction (ORE) aims to assign semantic relationships among arguments, essential to the automatic construction of knowledge graphs (KG). The previous ORE methods and some benchmark datasets consider a relation between two arguments as definitely existing and in a simple single-span form, neglecting possible non-existent relationships and flexible, expressive multi-span relations. However, detecting non-existent relations is necessary for a pipelined information extraction system (first performing named entity recognition then relation extraction), and multi-span relationships contribute to the diversity of connections in KGs. To fulfill the practical demands of ORE, we design a novel Query-based Multi-head Open Relation Extractor (QuORE) to extract single/multi-span relations and detect non-existent relationships effectively. Moreover, we re-construct some public datasets covering English and Chinese to derive augmented and multi-span relation tuples. Extensive experiment results show that our method outperforms the state-of-the-art ORE model LOREM in the extraction of existing single/multi-span relations and the overall performances on four datasets with non-existent relationships. Our code and data are publicly available.

Keyphrases: Information Extraction, Knowledge Graphs, Open Relation Extraction, Relation Extraction

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  author = {Huifan Yang and Da-Wei Li and Zekun Li and Donglin Yang and Bin Wu},
  title = {Open Relation Extraction with Non-Existent and Multi-Span Relationships},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 7458},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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