Integrating Deep Learning with Logic Fusion for Information Extraction


  • Wenya Wang Nanyang Technological University
  • Sinno Jialin Pan Nanyang Technological University



Information extraction (IE) aims to produce structured information from an input text, e.g., Named Entity Recognition and Relation Extraction. Various attempts have been proposed for IE via feature engineering or deep learning. However, most of them fail to associate the complex relationships inherent in the task itself, which has proven to be especially crucial. For example, the relation between 2 entities is highly dependent on their entity types. These dependencies can be regarded as complex constraints that can be efficiently expressed as logical rules. To combine such logic reasoning capabilities with learning capabilities of deep neural networks, we propose to integrate logical knowledge in the form of first-order logic into a deep learning system, which can be trained jointly in an end-to-end manner. The integrated framework is able to enhance neural outputs with knowledge regularization via logic rules, and at the same time update the weights of logic rules to comply with the characteristics of the training data. We demonstrate the effectiveness and generalization of the proposed model on multiple IE tasks.




How to Cite

Wang, W., & Pan, S. J. (2020). Integrating Deep Learning with Logic Fusion for Information Extraction. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 34(05), 9225-9232.



AAAI Technical Track: Natural Language Processing