An External Knowledge Enhanced Graph-based Neural Network for Sentence Ordering

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Yongjing Yin
Shaopeng Lai
Linfeng Song
Chulun Zhou
Xianpei Han
Junfeng Yao
Jinsong Su


As an important text coherence modeling task, sentence ordering aims to coherently organize a given set of unordered sentences. To achieve this goal, the most important step is to effectively capture and exploit global dependencies among these sentences. In this paper, we propose a novel and flexible external knowledge enhanced graph-based neural network for sentence ordering. Specifically, we first represent the input sentences as a graph, where various kinds of relations (i.e., entity-entity, sentence-sentence and entity-sentence) are exploited to make the graph representation more expressive and less noisy. Then, we introduce graph recurrent network to learn semantic representations of the sentences. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our model, we conduct experiments on several benchmark datasets. The experimental results and in-depth analysis show our model significantly outperforms the existing state-of-the-art models.

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