Hongfei Lin


2023

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MultiCMET: A Novel Chinese Benchmark for Understanding Multimodal Metaphor
Dongyu Zhang | Jingwei Yu | Senyuan Jin | Liang Yang | Hongfei Lin
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2023

Metaphor is a pervasive aspect of human communication, and its presence in multimodal forms has become more prominent with the progress of mass media. However, there is limited research on multimodal metaphor resources beyond the English language. Furthermore, the existing work in natural language processing does not address the exploration of categorizing the source and target domains in metaphors. This omission is significant considering the extensive research conducted in the fields of cognitive linguistics, which emphasizes that a profound understanding of metaphor relies on recognizing the differences and similarities between domain categories. We, therefore, introduce MultiCMET, a multimodal Chinese metaphor dataset, consisting of 13,820 text-image pairs of advertisements with manual annotations of the occurrence of metaphors, domain categories, and sentiments metaphors convey. We also constructed a domain lexicon that encompasses categorizations of metaphorical source domains and target domains and propose a Cascading Domain Knowledge Integration (CDKI) benchmark to detect metaphors by introducing domain-specific lexical features. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of CDKI. The dataset and code are publicly available.

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ZBL2W at SemEval-2023 Task 9: A Multilingual Fine-tuning Model with Data Augmentation for Tweet Intimacy Analysis
Hao Zhang | Youlin Wu | Junyu Lu | Zewen Bai | Jiangming Wu | Hongfei Lin | Shaowu Zhang
Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2023)

This paper describes our system used in the SemEval-2023 Task 9 Multilingual Tweet Intimacy Analysis. There are two key challenges in this task: the complexity of multilingual and zero-shot cross-lingual learning, and the difficulty of semantic mining of tweet intimacy. To solve the above problems, our system extracts contextual representations from the pretrained language models, XLM-T, and employs various optimization methods, including adversarial training, data augmentation, ordinal regression loss and special training strategy. Our system ranked 14th out of 54 participating teams on the leaderboard and ranked 10th on predicting languages not in the training data. Our code is available on Github.

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DUTIR at SemEval-2023 Task 10: Semi-supervised Learning for Sexism Detection in English
Bingjie Yu | Zewen Bai | Haoran Ji | Shiyi Li | Hao Zhang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2023)

Sexism is an injustice afflicting women and has become a common form of oppression in social media. In recent years, the automatic detection of sexist instances has been utilized to combat this oppression. The Subtask A of SemEval-2023 Task 10, Explainable Detection of Online Sexism, aims to detect whether an English-language post is sexist. In this paper, we describe our system for the competition. The structure of the classification model is based on RoBERTa, and we further pre-train it on the domain corpus. For fine-tuning, we adopt Unsupervised Data Augmentation (UDA), a semi-supervised learning approach, to improve the robustness of the system. Specifically, we employ Easy Data Augmentation (EDA) method as the noising operation for consistency training. We train multiple models based on different hyperparameter settings and adopt the majority voting method to predict the labels of test entries. Our proposed system achieves a Macro-F1 score of 0.8352 and a ranking of 41/84 on the leaderboard of Subtask A.

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Poetry Generation Combining Poetry Theme Labels Representations
Yingyu Yan | Dongzhen Wen | Liang Yang | Dongyu Zhang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

Ancient Chinese poetry is the earliest literary genre that took shape in Chinese literature and has a dissemination effect, showing China’s profound cultural heritage. At the same time, the generation of ancient poetry is an important task in the field of digital humanities, which is of great significance to the inheritance of national culture and the education of ancient poetry. The current work in the field of poetry generation is mainly aimed at improving the fluency and structural accuracy of words and sentences, ignoring the theme unity of poetry generation results. In order to solve this problem, this paper proposes a graph neural network poetry theme representation model based on label embedding. On the basis of the network representation of poetry, the topic feature representation of poetry is constructed and learned from the granularity of words. Then, the features of the poetry theme representation model are combined with the autoregressive language model to construct a theme-oriented ancient Chinese poetry generation model TLPG (Poetry Generation with Theme Label). Through machine evaluation and evaluation by experts in related fields, the model proposed in this paper has significantly improved the topic consistency of poetry generation compared with existing work on the premise of ensuring the fluency and format accuracy of poetry.

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Just Like a Human Would, Direct Access to Sarcasm Augmented with Potential Result and Reaction
Changrong Min | Ximing Li | Liang Yang | Zhilin Wang | Bo Xu | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

Sarcasm, as a form of irony conveying mockery and contempt, has been widespread in social media such as Twitter and Weibo, where the sarcastic text is commonly characterized as an incongruity between the surface positive and negative situation. Naturally, it has an urgent demand to automatically identify sarcasm from social media, so as to illustrate people’s real views toward specific targets. In this paper, we develop a novel sarcasm detection method, namely Sarcasm Detector with Augmentation of Potential Result and Reaction (SD-APRR). Inspired by the direct access view, we treat each sarcastic text as an incomplete version without latent content associated with implied negative situations, including the result and human reaction caused by its observable content. To fill the latent content, we estimate the potential result and human reaction for each given training sample by [xEffect] and [xReact] relations inferred by the pre-trained commonsense reasoning tool COMET, and integrate the sample with them as an augmented one. We can then employ those augmented samples to train the sarcasm detector, whose encoder is a graph neural network with a denoising module. We conduct extensive empirical experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of SD-APRR. The results demonstrate that SD-APRR can outperform strong baselines on benchmark datasets.

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OD-RTE: A One-Stage Object Detection Framework for Relational Triple Extraction
Jinzhong Ning | Zhihao Yang | Yuanyuan Sun | Zhizheng Wang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

The Relational Triple Extraction (RTE) task is a fundamental and essential information extraction task. Recently, the table-filling RTE methods have received lots of attention. Despite their success, they suffer from some inherent problems such as underutilizing regional information of triple. In this work, we treat the RTE task based on table-filling method as an Object Detection task and propose a one-stage Object Detection framework for Relational Triple Extraction (OD-RTE). In this framework, the vertices-based bounding box detection, coupled with auxiliary global relational triple region detection, ensuring that regional information of triple could be fully utilized. Besides, our proposed decoding scheme could extract all types of triples. In addition, the negative sampling strategy of relations in the training stage improves the training efficiency while alleviating the imbalance of positive and negative relations. The experimental results show that 1) OD-RTE achieves the state-of-the-art performance on two widely used datasets (i.e., NYT and WebNLG). 2) Compared with the best performing table-filling method, OD-RTE achieves faster training and inference speed with lower GPU memory usage. To facilitate future research in this area, the codes are publicly available at https://github.com/NingJinzhong/ODRTE.

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Facilitating Fine-grained Detection of Chinese Toxic Language: Hierarchical Taxonomy, Resources, and Benchmarks
Junyu Lu | Bo Xu | Xiaokun Zhang | Changrong Min | Liang Yang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

The widespread dissemination of toxic online posts is increasingly damaging to society. However, research on detecting toxic language in Chinese has lagged significantly due to limited datasets. Existing datasets suffer from a lack of fine-grained annotations, such as the toxic type and expressions with indirect toxicity. These fine-grained annotations are crucial factors for accurately detecting the toxicity of posts involved with lexical knowledge, which has been a challenge for researchers. To tackle this problem, we facilitate the fine-grained detection of Chinese toxic language by building a new dataset with benchmark results. First, we devised Monitor Toxic Frame, a hierarchical taxonomy to analyze the toxic type and expressions. Then, we built a fine-grained dataset ToxiCN, including both direct and indirect toxic samples. ToxiCN is based on an insulting vocabulary containing implicit profanity. We further propose a benchmark model, Toxic Knowledge Enhancement (TKE), by incorporating lexical features to detect toxic language. We demonstrate the usability of ToxiCN and the effectiveness of TKE based on a systematic quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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基于动态常识推理与多维语义特征的幽默识别(Humor Recognition based on Dynamically Commonsense Reasoning and Multi-Dimensional Semantic Features)
Tuerxun Tunike | Hongfei Lin | Dongyu Zhang | Liang Yang | Changrong Min | 吐尔逊 吐妮可 | 鸿飞 林 | 冬瑜 张 | 亮 杨 | 昶荣 闵
Proceedings of the 22nd Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

“随着社交媒体的飞速发展,幽默识别任务在近年来受到研究者的广泛关注。该任务的目标是判断给定的文本是否表达幽默。现有的幽默识别方法主要是在幽默产生理论的支撑下,利用规则或者设计神经网络模型来提取多种幽默相关特征,比如不一致性特征、情感特征以及语音特征等等。这些方法一方面说明情感信息在建模幽默语义当中的重要地位,另一方面说明幽默语义的构建依赖多个维度的特征。然而,这些方法没有充分捕捉文本内部的情感特征,忽略了幽默文本中的隐式情感表达,影响幽默识别的准确性。为了解决这一问题,本文提出一种动态常识与多维语义特征驱动的幽默识别方法CMSOR。该方法首先利用外部常识信息从文本中动态推理出说话者的隐式情感表达,然后引入外部词典WordNet计算文本内部词级语义距离进而捕捉不一致性,同时计算文本的模糊性特征。最后,根据上述三个特征维度构建幽默语义,实现幽默识别。本文在三个公开数据集上进行实验,结果表明本文所提方法CMSOR相比于当前基准模型有明显提升。”

2022

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Two Languages Are Better than One: Bilingual Enhancement for Chinese Named Entity Recognition
Jinzhong Ning | Zhihao Yang | Zhizheng Wang | Yuanyuan Sun | Hongfei Lin | Jian Wang
Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Chinese Named Entity Recognition (NER) has continued to attract research attention. However, most existing studies only explore the internal features of the Chinese language but neglect other lingual modal features. Actually, as another modal knowledge of the Chinese language, English contains rich prompts about entities that can potentially be applied to improve the performance of Chinese NER. Therefore, in this study, we explore the bilingual enhancement for Chinese NER and propose a unified bilingual interaction module called the Adapted Cross-Transformers with Global Sparse Attention (ACT-S) to capture the interaction of bilingual information. We utilize a model built upon several different ACT-Ss to integrate the rich English information into the Chinese representation. Moreover, our model can learn the interaction of information between bilinguals (inter-features) and the dependency information within Chinese (intra-features). Compared with existing Chinese NER methods, our proposed model can better handle entities with complex structures. The English text that enhances the model is automatically generated by machine translation, avoiding high labour costs. Experimental results on four well-known benchmark datasets demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of our proposed model.

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RealMedDial: A Real Telemedical Dialogue Dataset Collected from Online Chinese Short-Video Clips
Bo Xu | Hongtong Zhang | Jian Wang | Xiaokun Zhang | Dezhi Hao | Linlin Zong | Hongfei Lin | Fenglong Ma
Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Intelligent medical services have attracted great research interests for providing automated medical consultation. However, the lack of corpora becomes a main obstacle to related research, particularly data from real scenarios. In this paper, we construct RealMedDial, a Chinese medical dialogue dataset based on real medical consultation. RealMedDial contains 2,637 medical dialogues and 24,255 utterances obtained from Chinese short-video clips of real medical consultations. We collected and annotated a wide range of meta-data with respect to medical dialogue including doctor profiles, hospital departments, diseases and symptoms for fine-grained analysis on language usage pattern and clinical diagnosis. We evaluate the performance of medical response generation, department routing and doctor recommendation on RealMedDial. Results show that RealMedDial are applicable to a wide range of NLP tasks with respect to medical dialogue.

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GUTS at SemEval-2022 Task 4: Adversarial Training and Balancing Methods for Patronizing and Condescending Language Detection
Junyu Lu | Hao Zhang | Tongyue Zhang | Hongbo Wang | Haohao Zhu | Bo Xu | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2022)

Patronizing and Condescending Language (PCL) towards vulnerable communities in general media has been shown to have potentially harmful effects. Due to its subtlety and the good intentions behind its use, the audience is not aware of the language’s toxicity. In this paper, we present our method for the SemEval-2022 Task4 titled “Patronizing and Condescending Language Detection”. In Subtask A, a binary classification task, we introduce adversarial training based on Fast Gradient Method (FGM) and employ pre-trained model in a unified architecture. For Subtask B, framed as a multi-label classification problem, we utilize various improved multi-label cross-entropy loss functions and analyze the performance of our method. In the final evaluation, our system achieved official rankings of 17/79 and 16/49 on Subtask A and Subtask B, respectively. In addition, we explore the relationship between PCL and emotional polarity and intensity it contains.

2021

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结合标签转移关系的多任务笑点识别方法(Multi-task punchlines recognition method combined with label transfer relationship)
Tongyue Zhang (张童越) | Shaowu Zhang (张绍武) | Bo Xu (徐博) | Liang Yang (杨亮) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

幽默在人类交流中扮演着重要角色,并大量存在于情景喜剧中。笑点(punchline)是情景喜剧实现幽默效果的形式之一,在情景喜剧笑点识别任务中,每条句子的标签代表该句是否为笑点,但是以往的笑点识别工作通常只通过建模上下文语义关系识别笑点,对标签的利用并不充分。为了充分利用标签序列中的信息,本文提出了一种新的识别方法,即结合条件随机场的单词级-句子级多任务学习模型,该模型在两方面进行了改进,首先将标签序列中相邻两个标签之间的转移关系看作幽默理论中不一致性的一种体现,并使用条件随机场学习这种转移关系,其次由于学习相邻标签之间的转移关系以及上下文语义关系均能够学习到铺垫和笑点之间的不一致性,两者之间存在相关性,为了使模型通过利用这种相关性提高笑点识别的效果,该模型引入了多任务学习方法,使用多任务学习方法同时学习每条句子的句义、组成每条句子的所有字符的词义,单词级别的标签转移关系以及句子级别的标签转移关系。本文在CCL2020“小牛杯”幽默计算—情景喜剧笑点识别评测任务的英文数据集上进行实验,结果表明,本文提出的方法比目前最好的方法提高了3.2%,在情景喜剧幽默笑点识别任务上取得了最好的效果,并通过消融实验证明了上述两方面改进的有效性。

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基于HowNet的无监督汉语动词隐喻识别方法(Unsupervised Chinese Verb Metaphor Recognition Method Based on HowNet)
Minghao Zhang (张明昊) | Dongyu Zhang (张冬瑜) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

隐喻是人类思维和语言理解的核心问题。随着互联网发展和海量文本出现,利用自然语言处理技术对隐喻文本进行自动识别成为一种迫切的需求。但是目前在汉语隐喻识别研究中,由于语义资源有限,导致模型容易过拟合。此外,主流隐喻识别方法存在可解释性差的缺点。针对上述问题,本文构建了一个规模较大的汉语动词隐喻数据集,并且提出了一种基于HowNet的无监督汉语动词隐喻识别模型。实验结果表明,本文提出的模型能够有效地应用于动词隐喻识别任务,识别效果超过了对比的无监督模型;并且,与其它用于隐喻识别的深度学习模型相比,本文模型具有结构简单、参数少、可解释性强的优点。

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基于风格化嵌入的中文文本风格迁移(Chinese text style transfer based on stylized embedding)
Chenguang Wang (王晨光) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞) | Liang Yang (杨亮)
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

对话风格能够反映对话者的属性,例如情感、性别和教育背景等。在对话系统中,通过理解用户的对话风格,能够更好地对用户进行建模。同样的,面对不同背景的用户,对话机器人也应该使用不同的语言风格与之交流。语言表达风格是文本的内在属性,然而现有的大多数文本风格迁移研究,集中在英文领域,在中文领域则研究较少。本文构建了三个可用于中文文本风格迁移研究的数据集,并将多种已有的文本风格迁移方法应用于该数据集。同时,本文提出了基于DeepStyle算法与Transformer的风格迁移模型,通过预训练可以获得不同风格的隐层向量表示。并基于Transformer构建生成端模型,在解码阶段,通过重建源文本的方式,保留生成文本的内容信息,并且引入对立风格的嵌入表示,使得模型能够生成不同风格的文本。实验结果表明,本文提出的模型在构建的中文数据集上均优于现有模型。

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面向法律文本的实体关系联合抽取算法(Joint Entity and Relation Extraction for Legal Texts)
Wenhui Song (宋文辉) | Xiang Zhou (周翔) | Ping Yang (杨萍) | Yuanyuan Sun (孙媛媛) | Liang Yang (杨亮) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

法律文本中包含的丰富信息可以通过结构化的实体关系三元组进行表示,便于法律知识的存储和查询。传统的流水线方法在自动抽取三元组时执行了大量冗余计算,造成了误差传播。而现有的联合学习方法无法适用于有大量重叠关系的法律文本,也并未关注语法结构信息对文本表示的增强,因此本文提出一种面向法律文本的实体关系联合抽取模型。该模型首先通过ON-LSTM注入语法信息,然后引入多头注意力机制分解重叠关系。相较于流水线和其他联合学习方法本文模型抽取效果最佳,在涉毒类法律文本数据集上抽取结果的F1值达到78.7%。

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软件标识符的自然语言规范性研究(Research on the Natural Language Normalness of Software Identifiers)
Dongzhen Wen (汶东震) | Fan Zhang (张帆) | Xiao Zhang (张晓) | Liang Yang (杨亮) | Yuan Lin (林原) | Bo Xu (徐博) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 20th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

软件源代码的理解则是软件协同开发与维护的核心,而源代码中占半数以上的标识符的理解则在软件理解中起到重要作用,传统软件工程主要研究通过命名规范限制标识符的命名过程以构造更易理解和交流的标识符。本文则在梳理分析常见编程语言命名规范的基础上,提出一种全新的标识符可理解性评价标准。具体而言,本文首先总结梳理了常见主流编程语言中的命名规范并类比自然语言语素概念本文提出基于软件语素的标识符构成过程,即标识符的构成可被视为软件语素的生成、排列和连接过程。在此基础上,本文提出一种结合自然语料库的软件标识符规范性评价方法,用来衡量软件标识符是否易于理解。最后,本文通过源代码理解数据集和乇乩乴乨乵乢平台中开源项目对规范性指标进行了验证性实验,结果表明本文提出的规范性分数能够很好衡量软件项目的可理解性。

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Locality Preserving Sentence Encoding
Changrong Min | Yonghe Chu | Liang Yang | Bo Xu | Hongfei Lin
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021

Although researches on word embeddings have made great progress in recent years, many tasks in natural language processing are on the sentence level. Thus, it is essential to learn sentence embeddings. Recently, Sentence BERT (SBERT) is proposed to learn embeddings on the sentence level, and it uses the inner product (or, cosine similarity) to compute semantic similarity between sentences. However, this measurement cannot well describe the semantic structures among sentences. The reason is that sentences may lie on a manifold in the ambient space rather than distribute in an Euclidean space. Thus, cosine similarity cannot approximate distances on the manifold. To tackle the severe problem, we propose a novel sentence embedding method called Sentence BERT with Locality Preserving (SBERT-LP), which discovers the sentence submanifold from a high-dimensional space and yields a compact sentence representation subspace by locally preserving geometric structures of sentences. We compare the SBERT-LP with several existing sentence embedding approaches from three perspectives: sentence similarity, sentence classification and sentence clustering. Experimental results and case studies demonstrate that our method encodes sentences better in the sense of semantic structures.

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MultiMET: A Multimodal Dataset for Metaphor Understanding
Dongyu Zhang | Minghao Zhang | Heting Zhang | Liang Yang | Hongfei Lin
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)

Metaphor involves not only a linguistic phenomenon, but also a cognitive phenomenon structuring human thought, which makes understanding it challenging. As a means of cognition, metaphor is rendered by more than texts alone, and multimodal information in which vision/audio content is integrated with the text can play an important role in expressing and understanding metaphor. However, previous metaphor processing and understanding has focused on texts, partly due to the unavailability of large-scale datasets with ground truth labels of multimodal metaphor. In this paper, we introduce MultiMET, a novel multimodal metaphor dataset to facilitate understanding metaphorical information from multimodal text and image. It contains 10,437 text-image pairs from a range of sources with multimodal annotations of the occurrence of metaphors, domain relations, sentiments metaphors convey, and author intents. MultiMET opens the door to automatic metaphor understanding by investigating multimodal cues and their interplay. Moreover, we propose a range of strong baselines and show the importance of combining multimodal cues for metaphor understanding. MultiMET will be released publicly for research.

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Hate Speech Detection Based on Sentiment Knowledge Sharing
Xianbing Zhou | Yang Yong | Xiaochao Fan | Ge Ren | Yunfeng Song | Yufeng Diao | Liang Yang | Hongfei Lin
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)

The wanton spread of hate speech on the internet brings great harm to society and families. It is urgent to establish and improve automatic detection and active avoidance mechanisms for hate speech. While there exist methods for hate speech detection, they stereotype words and hence suffer from inherently biased training. In other words, getting more affective features from other affective resources will significantly affect the performance of hate speech detection. In this paper, we propose a hate speech detection framework based on sentiment knowledge sharing. While extracting the affective features of the target sentence itself, we make better use of the sentiment features from external resources, and finally fuse features from different feature extraction units to detect hate speech. Experimental results on two public datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of our model.

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Label-Enhanced Hierarchical Contextualized Representation for Sequential Metaphor Identification
Shuqun Li | Liang Yang | Weidong He | Shiqi Zhang | Jingjie Zeng | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Recent metaphor identification approaches mainly consider the contextual text features within a sentence or introduce external linguistic features to the model. But they usually ignore the extra information that the data can provide, such as the contextual metaphor information and broader discourse information. In this paper, we propose a model augmented with hierarchical contextualized representation to extract more information from both sentence-level and discourse-level. At the sentence level, we leverage the metaphor information of words that except the target word in the sentence to strengthen the reasoning ability of our model via a novel label-enhanced contextualized representation. At the discourse level, the position-aware global memory network is adopted to learn long-range dependency among the same words within a discourse. Finally, our model combines the representations obtained from these two parts. The experiment results on two tasks of the VUA dataset show that our model outperforms every other state-of-the-art method that also does not use any external knowledge except what the pre-trained language model contains.

2020

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ALBERT-BiLSTM for Sequential Metaphor Detection
Shuqun Li | Jingjie Zeng | Jinhui Zhang | Tao Peng | Liang Yang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

In our daily life, metaphor is a common way of expression. To understand the meaning of a metaphor, we should recognize the metaphor words which play important roles. In the metaphor detection task, we design a sequence labeling model based on ALBERT-LSTM-softmax. By applying this model, we carry out a lot of experiments and compare the experimental results with different processing methods, such as with different input sentences and tokens, or the methods with CRF and softmax. Then, some tricks are adopted to improve the experimental results. Finally, our model achieves a 0.707 F1-score for the all POS subtask and a 0.728 F1-score for the verb subtask on the TOEFL dataset.

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基于多粒度语义交互理解网络的幽默等级识别(A Multi-Granularity Semantic Interaction Understanding Network for Humor Level Recognition)
Jinhui Zhang (张瑾晖) | Shaowu Zhang (张绍武) | Xiaochao Fan (樊小超) | Liang Yang (杨亮) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 19th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

幽默在人们日常交流中发挥着重要作用。随着人工智能的快速发展,幽默等级识别成为自然语言处理领域的热点研究问题之一。已有的幽默等级识别研究往往将幽默文本看作一个整体,忽视了幽默文本内部的语义关系。本文将幽默等级识别视为自然语言推理任务,将幽默文本划分为“铺垫”和“笑点”两个部分,分别对其语义和语义关系进行建模,提出了一种多粒度语义交互理解网络,从单词和子句两个粒度捕获幽默文本中语义的关联和交互。本文在Reddit公开幽默数据集上进行了实验,相比之前最优结果,模型在语料上的准确率提升了1.3%。实验表明,引入幽默内部的语义关系信息可以提高模型幽默识别的性能,而本文提出的模型也可以很好地建模这种语义关系。

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基于预训练语言模型的案件要素识别方法(A Method for Case Factor Recognition Based on Pre-trained Language Models)
Haishun Liu (刘海顺) | Lei Wang (王雷) | Yanguang Chen (陈彦光) | Shuchen Zhang (张书晨) | Yuanyuan Sun (孙媛媛) | Hongfei Lin (林鸿飞)
Proceedings of the 19th Chinese National Conference on Computational Linguistics

案件要素识别指将案件描述中重要事实描述自动抽取出来,并根据领域专家设计的要素体系进行分类,是智慧司法领域的重要研究内容。基于传统神经网络的文本编码难以提取深层次特征,基于阈值的多标签分类难以捕获标签间依赖关系,因此本文提出了基于预训练语言模型的多标签文本分类模型。该模型采用以Layer-attentive策略进行特征融合的语言模型作为编码器,使用基于LSTM的序列生成模型作为解码器。在“CAIL2019”数据集上进行实验,该方法比基于循环神经网络的算法在F1值上最高可提升7.6%,在相同超参数设置下比基础语言模型(BERT)提升约3.2%。

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Joint Entity and Relation Extraction for Legal Documents with Legal Feature Enhancement
Yanguang Chen | Yuanyuan Sun | Zhihao Yang | Hongfei Lin
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

In recent years, the plentiful information contained in Chinese legal documents has attracted a great deal of attention because of the large-scale release of the judgment documents on China Judgments Online. It is in great need of enabling machines to understand the semantic information stored in the documents which are transcribed in the form of natural language. The technique of information extraction provides a way of mining the valuable information implied in the unstructured judgment documents. We propose a Legal Triplet Extraction System for drug-related criminal judgment documents. The system extracts the entities and the semantic relations jointly and benefits from the proposed legal lexicon feature and multi-task learning framework. Furthermore, we manually annotate a dataset for Named Entity Recognition and Relation Extraction in Chinese legal domain, which contributes to training supervised triplet extraction models and evaluating the model performance. Our experimental results show that the legal feature introduction and multi-task learning framework are feasible and effective for the Legal Triplet Extraction System. The F1 score of triplet extraction finally reaches 0.836 on the legal dataset.

2019

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Transformer-Based Capsule Network For Stock Movement Prediction
Jintao Liu | Hongfei Lin | Xikai Liu | Bo Xu | Yuqi Ren | Yufeng Diao | Liang Yang
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing

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Telling the Whole Story: A Manually Annotated Chinese Dataset for the Analysis of Humor in Jokes
Dongyu Zhang | Heting Zhang | Xikai Liu | Hongfei Lin | Feng Xia
Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP)

Humor plays important role in human communication, which makes it important problem for natural language processing. Prior work on the analysis of humor focuses on whether text is humorous or not, or the degree of funniness, but this is insufficient to explain why it is funny. We therefore create a dataset on humor with 9,123 manually annotated jokes in Chinese. We propose a novel annotation scheme to give scenarios of how humor arises in text. Specifically, our annotations of linguistic humor not only contain the degree of funniness, like previous work, but they also contain key words that trigger humor as well as character relationship, scene, and humor categories. We report reasonable agreement between annota-tors. We also conduct an analysis and exploration of the dataset. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to approach humor annotation for exploring the underlying mechanism of the use of humor, which may contribute to a significantly deeper analysis of humor. We also contribute with a scarce and valuable dataset, which we will release publicly.

2018

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WECA: A WordNet-Encoded Collocation-Attention Network for Homographic Pun Recognition
Yufeng Diao | Hongfei Lin | Di Wu | Liang Yang | Kan Xu | Zhihao Yang | Jian Wang | Shaowu Zhang | Bo Xu | Dongyu Zhang
Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Homographic puns have a long history in human writing, widely used in written and spoken literature, which usually occur in a certain syntactic or stylistic structure. How to recognize homographic puns is an important research. However, homographic pun recognition does not solve very well in existing work. In this work, we first use WordNet to understand and expand word embedding for settling the polysemy of homographic puns, and then propose a WordNet-Encoded Collocation-Attention network model (WECA) which combined with the context weights for recognizing the puns. Our experiments on the SemEval2017 Task7 and Pun of the Day demonstrate that the proposed model is able to distinguish between homographic pun and non-homographic pun texts. We show the effectiveness of the model to present the capability of choosing qualitatively informative words. The results show that our model achieves the state-of-the-art performance on homographic puns recognition.

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Construction of a Chinese Corpus for the Analysis of the Emotionality of Metaphorical Expressions
Dongyu Zhang | Hongfei Lin | Liang Yang | Shaowu Zhang | Bo Xu
Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

Metaphors are frequently used to convey emotions. However, there is little research on the construction of metaphor corpora annotated with emotion for the analysis of emotionality of metaphorical expressions. Furthermore, most studies focus on English, and few in other languages, particularly Sino-Tibetan languages such as Chinese, for emotion analysis from metaphorical texts, although there are likely to be many differences in emotional expressions of metaphorical usages across different languages. We therefore construct a significant new corpus on metaphor, with 5,605 manually annotated sentences in Chinese. We present an annotation scheme that contains annotations of linguistic metaphors, emotional categories (joy, anger, sadness, fear, love, disgust and surprise), and intensity. The annotation agreement analyses for multiple annotators are described. We also use the corpus to explore and analyze the emotionality of metaphors. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first relatively large metaphor corpus with an annotation of emotions in Chinese.

2016

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DUTIR in BioNLP-ST 2016: Utilizing Convolutional Network and Distributed Representation to Extract Complicate Relations
Honglei Li | Jianhai Zhang | Jian Wang | Hongfei Lin | Zhihao Yang
Proceedings of the 4th BioNLP Shared Task Workshop

2010

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K-means and Graph-based Approaches for Chinese Word Sense Induction Task
Lisha Wang | Yanzhao Dou | Xiaoling Sun | Hongfei Lin
CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing