GraphSeq2Seq: Graph-Sequence-to-Sequence for Neural Machine Translation

Sep 27, 2018 ICLR 2019 Conference Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Abstract: Sequence-to-Sequence (Seq2Seq) neural models have become popular for text generation problems, e.g. neural machine translation (NMT) (Bahdanau et al.,2014; Britz et al., 2017), text summarization (Nallapati et al., 2017; Wang &Ling, 2016), and image captioning (Venugopalan et al., 2015; Liu et al., 2017). Though sequential modeling has been shown to be effective, the dependency graph among words contains additional semantic information and thus can be utilized for sentence modeling. In this paper, we propose a Graph-Sequence-to-Sequence(GraphSeq2Seq) model to fuse the dependency graph among words into the traditional Seq2Seq framework. For each sample, the sub-graph of each word is encoded to a graph representation, which is then utilized to sequential encoding. At last, a sequence decoder is leveraged for output generation. Since above model fuses different features by contacting them together to encode, we also propose a variant of our model that regards the graph representations as additional annotations in attention mechanism (Bahdanau et al., 2014) by separately encoding different features. Experiments on several translation benchmarks show that our models can outperform existing state-of-the-art methods, demonstrating the effectiveness of the combination of Graph2Seq and Seq2Seq.
  • Keywords: Neural Machine Translation, Natural Language Generation, Graph Embedding, LSTM
  • TL;DR: Graph-Sequence-to-Sequence for Neural Machine Translation
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