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New article describing neural nested event extraction model

2020-06-29

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article in Bioinformatics, which presents a novel end-to-end neural nested event extraction model named DeepEventMine that extracts multiple overlapping directed acyclic graph structures from a raw sentence. The modell achieves the new state-of-the-art performance on seven biomedical nested event extraction tasks

Trieu, H-L., Tran, T. T., Duong, K. N. A., Nguyen, A., Miwa, M. and Ananiadou, S. (2020). DeepEventMine: End-to-end Neural Nested Event Extraction from Biomedical Texts. Bioinformatics, btaa540. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa540

Abstract

Motivation: Recent neural approaches on event extraction from text mainly focus on flat events in general domain, while there are less attempts to detect nested and overlapping events. These existing systems are built on given entities and they depend on external syntactic tools.

Results: We propose an end-to-end neural nested event extraction model named DeepEventMine that extracts multiple overlapping directed acyclic graph structures from a raw sentence. On the top of the Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) model, our model detects nested entities and triggers, roles, nested events and their modifications in an end-to-end manner without any syntactic tools. Our DeepEventMine model achieves the new state-of-the-art performance on seven biomedical nested event extraction tasks. Even when gold entities are unavailable, our model can detect events from raw text with promising performance.

Availability and implementation: Our codes and models to reproduce the results are available at: https://github.com/aistairc/DeepEventMine.

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