Xi Liang


MatchPrompt: Prompt-based Open Relation Extraction with Semantic Consistency Guided Clustering
Jiaxin Wang | Lingling Zhang | Jun Liu | Xi Liang | Yujie Zhong | Yaqiang Wu
Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Relation clustering is a general approach for open relation extraction (OpenRE). Current methods have two major problems. One is that their good performance relies on large amounts of labeled and pre-defined relational instances for pre-training, which are costly to acquire in reality. The other is that they only focus on learning a high-dimensional metric space to measure the similarity of novel relations and ignore the specific relational representations of clusters. In this work, we propose a new prompt-based framework named MatchPrompt, which can realize OpenRE with efficient knowledge transfer from only a few pre-defined relational instances as well as mine the specific meanings for cluster interpretability. To our best knowledge, we are the first to introduce a prompt-based framework for unlabeled clustering. Experimental results on different datasets show that MatchPrompt achieves the new SOTA results for OpenRE.