ICASSP2019: Long Text Analysis Using Sliced Recurrent Neural Networks With Breaking Point Information Enrichment

Published in Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics‚ Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2019), 2019


Sliced recurrent neural networks (SRNNs) are the state-of-the-art effificient solution for long text analysis tasks; however, their slicing operations inevitably result in long-term dependency loss in lower-level networks and thus limit their accuracy. Therefore, we propose a breaking point information enrichment mechanism to strengthen dependencies between sliced subsequences without hindering parallelization. Then, the resulting BPIE-SRNN model is further extended to a bidirectional model, BPIE-BiSRNN, to utilize the dependency information in not only the previous but also the following contexts. Experiments on four large public real-world datasets demonstrate that the BPIE-SRNN and BPIE-BiSRNN models always achieve a much better accuracy than SRNNs and BiSRNNs, while maintaining a superior training effificiency.

Authors : Bo Li^‚ Zehua Cheng^‚ Zhenghua Xu‚ Wei Ye‚ Thomas Lukasiewicz and Shikun Zhang. (^indicates co-first author)

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