Taxonomy Enrichment with Text and Graph Vector Representations

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Irina Nikishina
Mikhail Tikhomirov
Varvara Logacheva
Yuriy Nazarov
Alexander Panchenko
Natalia Loukachevitch

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Knowledge graphs such as DBpedia, Freebase or Wikidata always contain a taxonomic backbone that allows the arrangement and structuring of various concepts in accordance with the hypo-hypernym (“is-a”) relationship. Hypo-hypernymy is presented in almost every knowledge base and is used to describe the order of things we live by. With the rapid growth of lexical resources for specific domains, the problem of automatic extension of the existing knowledge bases with new words is becoming more and more widespread. In this paper, we address the problem of taxonomy enrichment which aims at adding new words to the existing taxonomy. Deep representations of graph structures like GCN autoencoder, Poincaré embeddings, node2vec emerged and have recently demonstrated very promising results on various NLP tasks. Our approach is a comprehensive study of the existing approaches to taxonomy enrichment based on word and graph vector representations. We also explore the ways of using deep learning architectures to extend the taxonomic backbones of knowledge graphs. We achieve state-of-the-art results across different datasets.
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