Chen Wei


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C3KG: A Chinese Commonsense Conversation Knowledge Graph
Dawei Li | Yanran Li | Jiayi Zhang | Ke Li | Chen Wei | Jianwei Cui | Bin Wang
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2022

Existing commonsense knowledge bases often organize tuples in an isolated manner, which is deficient for commonsense conversational models to plan the next steps. To fill the gap, we curate a large-scale multi-turn human-written conversation corpus, and create the first Chinese commonsense conversation knowledge graph which incorporates both social commonsense knowledge and dialog flow information. To show the potential of our graph, we develop a graph-conversation matching approach, and benchmark two graph-grounded conversational tasks. All the resources in this work will be released to foster future research.


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Global entity alignment with Gated Latent Space Neighborhood Aggregation
Chen Wei | Chen Xiaoying | Xiong Shengwu
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

Existing entity alignment models mainly use the topology structure of the original knowledge graph and have achieved promising performance. However they are still challenged by the heterogeneous topological neighborhood structures which could cause the models to produce different representations of counterpart entities. In the paper we propose a global entity alignment model with gated latent space neighborhood aggregation (LatsEA) to address this challenge. Latent space neighborhood is formed by calculating the similarity between the entity embeddings it can introduce long-range neighbors to expand the topological neighborhood and reconcile the heterogeneous neighborhood structures. Meanwhile it uses vanilla GCN to aggregate the topological neighborhood and latent space neighborhood respectively. Then it uses an average gating mechanism to aggregate topological neighborhood information and latent space neighborhood information of the central entity. In order to further consider the interdependence between entity alignment decisions we propose a global entity alignment strategy i.e. formulate entity alignment as the maximum bipartite matching problem which is effectively solved by Hungarian algorithm. Our experiments with ablation studies on three real-world entity alignment datasets prove the effectiveness of the proposed model. Latent space neighborhood informationand global entity alignment decisions both contributes to the entity alignment performance improvement.


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Focus-Constrained Attention Mechanism for CVAE-based Response Generation
Zhi Cui | Yanran Li | Jiayi Zhang | Jianwei Cui | Chen Wei | Bin Wang
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020

To model diverse responses for a given post, one promising way is to introduce a latent variable into Seq2Seq models. The latent variable is supposed to capture the discourse-level information and encourage the informativeness of target responses. However, such discourse-level information is often too coarse for the decoder to be utilized. To tackle it, our idea is to transform the coarse-grained discourse-level information into fine-grained word-level information. Specifically, we firstly measure the semantic concentration of corresponding target response on the post words by introducing a fine-grained focus signal. Then, we propose a focus-constrained attention mechanism to take full advantage of focus in well aligning the input to the target response. The experimental results demonstrate that by exploiting the fine-grained signal, our model can generate more diverse and informative responses compared with several state-of-the-art models.