Publication
RANLP 2019
Conference paper

Ne-table: A neural key-value table for named entities

Abstract

Many Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks depend on using Named Entities (NEs) that are contained in texts and in external knowledge sources. While this is easy for humans, the present neural methods that rely on learned word embeddings may not perform well for these NLP tasks, especially in the presence of Out-Of-Vocabulary (OOV) or rare NEs. In this paper, we propose a solution for this problem, and present empirical evaluations on: a) a structured Question-Answering task, b) three related Goal-Oriented dialog tasks, and c) a Reading-Comprehension task1, which show that the proposed method can be effective in dealing with both in-vocabulary and OOV NEs.

Date

02 Sep 2019

Publication

RANLP 2019

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