Models, code, and papers for "Zhiqing Lin":

BALSON: Bayesian Least Squares Optimization with Nonnegative L1-Norm Constraint

Jul 08, 2018
Jiyang Xie, Zhanyu Ma, Guoqiang Zhang, Jing-Hao Xue, Jen-Tzung Chien, Zhiqing Lin, Jun Guo

A Bayesian approach termed BAyesian Least Squares Optimization with Nonnegative L1-norm constraint (BALSON) is proposed. The error distribution of data fitting is described by Gaussian likelihood. The parameter distribution is assumed to be a Dirichlet distribution. With the Bayes rule, searching for the optimal parameters is equivalent to finding the mode of the posterior distribution. In order to explicitly characterize the nonnegative L1-norm constraint of the parameters, we further approximate the true posterior distribution by a Dirichlet distribution. We estimate the statistics of the approximating Dirichlet posterior distribution by sampling methods. Four sampling methods have been introduced. With the estimated posterior distributions, the original parameters can be effectively reconstructed in polynomial fitting problems, and the BALSON framework is found to perform better than conventional methods.

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Unsupervised Neural Word Segmentation for Chinese via Segmental Language Modeling

Oct 07, 2018
Zhiqing Sun, Zhi-Hong Deng

Previous traditional approaches to unsupervised Chinese word segmentation (CWS) can be roughly classified into discriminative and generative models. The former uses the carefully designed goodness measures for candidate segmentation, while the latter focuses on finding the optimal segmentation of the highest generative probability. However, while there exists a trivial way to extend the discriminative models into neural version by using neural language models, those of generative ones are non-trivial. In this paper, we propose the segmental language models (SLMs) for CWS. Our approach explicitly focuses on the segmental nature of Chinese, as well as preserves several properties of language models. In SLMs, a context encoder encodes the previous context and a segment decoder generates each segment incrementally. As far as we know, we are the first to propose a neural model for unsupervised CWS and achieve competitive performance to the state-of-the-art statistical models on four different datasets from SIGHAN 2005 bakeoff.

* To appear in EMNLP 2018 

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A Gap-Based Framework for Chinese Word Segmentation via Very Deep Convolutional Networks

Dec 27, 2017
Zhiqing Sun, Gehui Shen, Zhihong Deng

Most previous approaches to Chinese word segmentation can be roughly classified into character-based and word-based methods. The former regards this task as a sequence-labeling problem, while the latter directly segments character sequence into words. However, if we consider segmenting a given sentence, the most intuitive idea is to predict whether to segment for each gap between two consecutive characters, which in comparison makes previous approaches seem too complex. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a gap-based framework to implement this intuitive idea. Moreover, very deep convolutional neural networks, namely, ResNets and DenseNets, are exploited in our experiments. Results show that our approach outperforms the best character-based and word-based methods on 5 benchmarks, without any further post-processing module (e.g. Conditional Random Fields) nor beam search.

* Under review as a conference paper at ACL 2018; 10 pages 

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Neural Consciousness Flow

May 30, 2019
Xiaoran Xu, Wei Feng, Zhiqing Sun, Zhi-Hong Deng

The ability of reasoning beyond data fitting is substantial to deep learning systems in order to make a leap forward towards artificial general intelligence. A lot of efforts have been made to model neural-based reasoning as an iterative decision-making process based on recurrent networks and reinforcement learning. Instead, inspired by the consciousness prior proposed by Yoshua Bengio, we explore reasoning with the notion of attentive awareness from a cognitive perspective, and formulate it in the form of attentive message passing on graphs, called neural consciousness flow (NeuCFlow). Aiming to bridge the gap between deep learning systems and reasoning, we propose an attentive computation framework with a three-layer architecture, which consists of an unconsciousness flow layer, a consciousness flow layer, and an attention flow layer. We implement the NeuCFlow model with graph neural networks (GNNs) and conditional transition matrices. Our attentive computation greatly reduces the complexity of vanilla GNN-based methods, capable of running on large-scale graphs. We validate our model for knowledge graph reasoning by solving a series of knowledge base completion (KBC) tasks. The experimental results show NeuCFlow significantly outperforms previous state-of-the-art KBC methods, including the embedding-based and the path-based. The reproducible code can be found by the link below.

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RotatE: Knowledge Graph Embedding by Relational Rotation in Complex Space

Feb 26, 2019
Zhiqing Sun, Zhi-Hong Deng, Jian-Yun Nie, Jian Tang

We study the problem of learning representations of entities and relations in knowledge graphs for predicting missing links. The success of such a task heavily relies on the ability of modeling and inferring the patterns of (or between) the relations. In this paper, we present a new approach for knowledge graph embedding called RotatE, which is able to model and infer various relation patterns including: symmetry/antisymmetry, inversion, and composition. Specifically, the RotatE model defines each relation as a rotation from the source entity to the target entity in the complex vector space. In addition, we propose a novel self-adversarial negative sampling technique for efficiently and effectively training the RotatE model. Experimental results on multiple benchmark knowledge graphs show that the proposed RotatE model is not only scalable, but also able to infer and model various relation patterns and significantly outperform existing state-of-the-art models for link prediction.

* Accepted to ICLR 2019 

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DivGraphPointer: A Graph Pointer Network for Extracting Diverse Keyphrases

May 19, 2019
Zhiqing Sun, Jian Tang, Pan Du, Zhi-Hong Deng, Jian-Yun Nie

Keyphrase extraction from documents is useful to a variety of applications such as information retrieval and document summarization. This paper presents an end-to-end method called DivGraphPointer for extracting a set of diversified keyphrases from a document. DivGraphPointer combines the advantages of traditional graph-based ranking methods and recent neural network-based approaches. Specifically, given a document, a word graph is constructed from the document based on word proximity and is encoded with graph convolutional networks, which effectively capture document-level word salience by modeling long-range dependency between words in the document and aggregating multiple appearances of identical words into one node. Furthermore, we propose a diversified point network to generate a set of diverse keyphrases out of the word graph in the decoding process. Experimental results on five benchmark data sets show that our proposed method significantly outperforms the existing state-of-the-art approaches.

* Accepted to SIGIR 2019 

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Outcome-Driven Clustering of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients using Multi-Task Neural Network with Attention

Mar 27, 2019
Eryu Xia, Xin Du, Jing Mei, Wen Sun, Suijun Tong, Zhiqing Kang, Jian Sheng, Jian Li, Changsheng Ma, Jianzeng Dong, Shaochun Li

Cluster analysis aims at separating patients into phenotypically heterogenous groups and defining therapeutically homogeneous patient subclasses. It is an important approach in data-driven disease classification and subtyping. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a syndrome due to sudden decrease of coronary artery blood flow, where disease classification would help to inform therapeutic strategies and provide prognostic insights. Here we conducted outcome-driven cluster analysis of ACS patients, which jointly considers treatment and patient outcome as indicators for patient state. Multi-task neural network with attention was used as a modeling framework, including learning of the patient state, cluster analysis, and feature importance profiling. Seven patient clusters were discovered. The clusters have different characteristics, as well as different risk profiles to the outcome of in-hospital major adverse cardiac events. The results demonstrate cluster analysis using outcome-driven multi-task neural network as promising for patient classification and subtyping.

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