Xuanhua Shi


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SiMFy: A Simple Yet Effective Approach for Temporal Knowledge Graph Reasoning
Zhengtao Liu | Lei Tan | Mengfan Li | Yao Wan | Hai Jin | Xuanhua Shi
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2023

Temporal Knowledge Graph (TKG) reasoning, which focuses on leveraging temporal information to infer future facts in knowledge graphs, plays a vital role in knowledge graph completion. Typically, existing works for this task design graph neural networks and recurrent neural networks to respectively capture the structural and temporal information in KGs. Despite their effectiveness, in our practice, we find that they tend to suffer the issues of low training efficiency and insufficient generalization ability, which can be attributed to the over design of model architectures. To this end, this paper aims to figure out whether the current complex model architectures are necessary for temporal knowledge graph reasoning. As a result, we put forward a simple yet effective approach (termed SiMFy), which simply utilizes multilayer perceptron (MLP) to model the structural dependencies of events and adopts a fixed-frequency strategy to incorporate historical frequency during inference. Extensive experiments on real-world datasets demonstrate that our SiMFy can reach state-of-the-art performance with the following strengths: 1) faster convergence speed and better generalization ability; 2) a much smaller time consumption in the training process; and 3) better ability to capture the structural dependencies of events in KGs. These results provide evidence that the substitution of complex models with simpler counterparts is a feasible strategy.


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Semantic and Syntactic Enhanced Aspect Sentiment Triplet Extraction
Zhexue Chen | Hong Huang | Bang Liu | Xuanhua Shi | Hai Jin
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL-IJCNLP 2021