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We introduce a Language-consistent multi-lingual Open Relation Extraction Model (LOREM) for finding relation tuples of any type between entities in unstructured texts. LOREM does not rely on language-specific knowledge or external NLP tools such as translators or PoS-taggers, and exploits information and structures that are consistent over different languages. This allows our model to be easily extended with only limited training efforts to new languages, but also provides a boost to performance for a given single language. An extensive evaluation performed on 5 languages shows that LOREM outperforms state-of-the-art mono-lingual and cross-lingual open relation extractors. Moreover, experiments on languages with no or only little training data indicate that LOREM generalizes to other languages than the languages that it is trained on.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Web Conference (WWW)
Place of PublicationTaipei, Taiwan
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2020

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