Jointly Extracting Multiple Triplets with Multilayer Translation Constraints

  • Zhen Tan National University of Defense Technology
  • Xiang Zhao National University of Defense Technology
  • Wei Wang University of New South Wales
  • Weidong Xiao National University of Defense Technology


Triplets extraction is an essential and pivotal step in automatic knowledge base construction, which captures structural information from unstructured text corpus. Conventional extraction models use a pipeline of named entity recognition and relation classification to extract entities and relations, respectively, which ignore the connection between the two tasks. Recently, several neural network-based models were proposed to tackle the problem, and achieved state-of-the-art performance. However, most of them are unable to extract multiple triplets from a single sentence, which are yet commonly seen in real-life scenarios. To close the gap, we propose in this paper a joint neural extraction model for multitriplets, namely, TME, which is capable of adaptively discovering multiple triplets simultaneously in a sentence via ranking with translation mechanism. In experiment, TME exhibits superior performance and achieves an improvement of 37.6% on F1 score over state-of-the-art competitors.

AAAI Technical Track: Natural Language Processing