Capturing Relations between Scientific Papers: An Abstractive Model for Related Work Section Generation

Xiuying Chen, Hind Alamro, Mingzhe Li, Shen Gao, Xiangliang Zhang, Dongyan Zhao, Rui Yan


Abstract
Given a set of related publications, related work section generation aims to provide researchers with an overview of the specific research area by summarizing these works and introducing them in a logical order. Most of existing related work generation models follow the inflexible extractive style, which directly extract sentences from multiple original papers to form a related work discussion. Hence, in this paper, we propose a Relation-aware Related work Generator (RRG), which generates an abstractive related work from the given multiple scientific papers in the same research area. Concretely, we propose a relation-aware multi-document encoder that relates one document to another according to their content dependency in a relation graph. The relation graph and the document representation are interacted and polished iteratively, complementing each other in the training process. We also contribute two public datasets composed of related work sections and their corresponding papers. Extensive experiments on the two datasets show that the proposed model brings substantial improvements over several strong baselines. We hope that this work will promote advances in related work generation task.
Anthology ID:
2021.acl-long.473
Volume:
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)
Month:
August
Year:
2021
Address:
Online
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ACL | IJCNLP
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Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
6068–6077
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-long.473
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.acl-long.473
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Cite (ACL):
Xiuying Chen, Hind Alamro, Mingzhe Li, Shen Gao, Xiangliang Zhang, Dongyan Zhao, and Rui Yan. 2021. Capturing Relations between Scientific Papers: An Abstractive Model for Related Work Section Generation. In Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers), pages 6068–6077, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
Capturing Relations between Scientific Papers: An Abstractive Model for Related Work Section Generation (Chen et al., ACL-IJCNLP 2021)
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PDF:
https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-long.473.pdf
Video:
 https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-long.473.mp4
Code
 iriscxy/relatedworkgeneration
Data
S2ORC