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Semantic Role Labeling with Neural Network Factors

Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP '15), Association for Computational Linguistics

Abstract

We present a new method for semantic role labeling in which arguments and semantic roles are jointly embedded in a shared vector space for a given predicate. These embeddings belong to a neural network, whose output represents the potential functions of a graphical model designed for the SRL task. We consider both local and structured learning methods and obtain strong results on standard PropBank and FrameNet corpora with a straightforward product-of-experts model. We further show how the model can learn jointly from PropBank and FrameNet annotations to obtain additional improvements on the smaller FrameNet dataset.

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