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Markov Logic in Natural Language Processing Hoifung Poon Dept. of Computer Science & Eng. University of Washington

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2 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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3 Languages Are Structural governments lm$pxtm (according to their families)

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4 Languages Are Structural govern-ment-s l-m$px-t-m (according to their families) S VNP VP IL-4 induces CD11B Involvement of p70(S6)-kinase activation in IL-10 up-regulation in human monocytes by gp involvement up-regulation IL-10 human monocyte SiteThemeCause gp41p70(S6)-kinase activation Theme Cause Theme George Walker Bush was the 43 rd President of the United States. …… Bush was the eldest son of President G. H. W. Bush and Babara Bush. ……. In November 1977, he met Laura Welch at a barbecue.

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5 Languages Are Structural govern-ment-s l-m$px-t-m (according to their families) S VNP VP IL-4 induces CD11B Involvement of p70(S6)-kinase activation in IL-10 up-regulation in human monocytes by gp involvement up-regulation IL-10 human monocyte SiteThemeCause gp41p70(S6)-kinase activation Theme Cause Theme George Walker Bush was the 43 rd President of the United States. …… Bush was the eldest son of President G. H. W. Bush and Babara Bush. ……. In November 1977, he met Laura Welch at a barbecue.

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6 Languages Are Structural Objects are not just feature vectors They have parts and subparts Which have relations with each other They can be trees, graphs, etc. Objects are seldom i.i.d. (independent and identically distributed) They exhibit local and global dependencies They form class hierarchies (with multiple inheritance) Objects properties depend on those of related objects Deeply interwoven with knowledge

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7 First-Order Logic Main theoretical foundation of computer science General language for describing complex structures and knowledge Trees, graphs, dependencies, hierarchies, etc. easily expressed Inference algorithms (satisfiability testing, theorem proving, etc.)

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8 G. W. Bush …… …… Laura Bush …… Mrs. Bush …… Languages Are Statistical I saw the man with the telescope NP ADVP I saw the man with the telescope Here in London, Frances Deek is a retired teacher … In the Israeli town …, Karen London says … Now London says … London PERSON or LOCATION? Microsoft buys Powerset Microsoft acquires Powerset Powerset is acquired by Microsoft Corporation The Redmond software giant buys Powerset Microsofts purchase of Powerset, … …… Which one?

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9 Languages Are Statistical Languages are ambiguous Our information is always incomplete We need to model correlations Our predictions are uncertain Statistics provides the tools to handle this

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10 Probabilistic Graphical Models Mixture models Hidden Markov models Bayesian networks Markov random fields Maximum entropy models Conditional random fields Etc.

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11 The Problem Logic is deterministic, requires manual coding Statistical models assume i.i.d. data, objects = feature vectors Historically, statistical and logical NLP have been pursued separately We need to unify the two! Burgeoning field in machine learning: Statistical relational learning

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12 Costs and Benefits of Statistical Relational Learning Benefits Better predictive accuracy Better understanding of domains Enable learning with less or no labeled data Costs Learning is much harder Inference becomes a crucial issue Greater complexity for user

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13 Progress to Date Probabilistic logic [Nilsson, 1986] Statistics and beliefs [Halpern, 1990] Knowledge-based model construction [Wellman et al., 1992] Stochastic logic programs [Muggleton, 1996] Probabilistic relational models [Friedman et al., 1999] Relational Markov networks [Taskar et al., 2002] Etc. This talk: Markov logic [Domingos & Lowd, 2009]

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14 Markov Logic: A Unifying Framework Probabilistic graphical models and first-order logic are special cases Unified inference and learning algorithms Easy-to-use software: Alchemy Broad applicability Goal of this tutorial: Quickly learn how to use Markov logic and Alchemy for a broad spectrum of NLP applications

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15 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Probabilistic inference Statistical learning Logical inference Inductive logic programming Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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16 Markov Networks Undirected graphical models Cancer CoughAsthma Smoking Potential functions defined over cliques SmokingCancer Ф(S,C) False 4.5 FalseTrue 4.5 TrueFalse 2.7 True 4.5

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17 Markov Networks Undirected graphical models Log-linear model: Weight of Feature iFeature i Cancer CoughAsthma Smoking

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18 Markov Nets vs. Bayes Nets PropertyMarkov NetsBayes Nets FormProd. potentials PotentialsArbitraryCond. probabilities CyclesAllowedForbidden Partition func.Z = ?Z = 1 Indep. checkGraph separationD-separation Indep. props.Some InferenceMCMC, BP, etc.Convert to Markov

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19 Inference in Markov Networks Goal: compute marginals & conditionals of Exact inference is #P-complete Conditioning on Markov blanket is easy: Gibbs sampling exploits this

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20 MCMC: Gibbs Sampling state random truth assignment for i 1 to num-samples do for each variable x sample x according to P(x| neighbors (x)) state state with new value of x P(F) fraction of states in which F is true

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21 Other Inference Methods Belief propagation (sum-product) Mean field / Variational approximations

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22 MAP/MPE Inference Goal: Find most likely state of world given evidence QueryEvidence

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23 MAP Inference Algorithms Iterated conditional modes Simulated annealing Graph cuts Belief propagation (max-product) LP relaxation

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24 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Probabilistic inference Statistical learning Logical inference Inductive logic programming Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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25 Generative Weight Learning Maximize likelihood Use gradient ascent or L-BFGS No local maxima Requires inference at each step (slow!) No. of times feature i is true in data Expected no. times feature i is true according to model

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26 Pseudo-Likelihood Likelihood of each variable given its neighbors in the data Does not require inference at each step Widely used in vision, spatial statistics, etc. But PL parameters may not work well for long inference chains

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27 Discriminative Weight Learning Maximize conditional likelihood of query ( y ) given evidence ( x ) Approximate expected counts by counts in MAP state of y given x No. of true groundings of clause i in data Expected no. true groundings according to model

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28 w i 0 for t 1 to T do y MAP Viterbi(x) w i w i + η [count i (y Data ) – count i (y MAP )] return w i / T Voted Perceptron Originally proposed for training HMMs discriminatively Assumes network is linear chain Can be generalized to arbitrary networks

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29 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Probabilistic inference Statistical learning Logical inference Inductive logic programming Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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30 First-Order Logic Constants, variables, functions, predicates E.g.: Anna, x, MotherOf(x), Friends(x, y) Literal: Predicate or its negation Clause: Disjunction of literals Grounding: Replace all variables by constants E.g.: Friends (Anna, Bob) World (model, interpretation): Assignment of truth values to all ground predicates

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31 Inference in First-Order Logic Traditionally done by theorem proving (e.g.: Prolog) Propositionalization followed by model checking turns out to be faster (often by a lot) Propositionalization: Create all ground atoms and clauses Model checking: Satisfiability testing Two main approaches: Backtracking (e.g.: DPLL) Stochastic local search (e.g.: WalkSAT)

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32 Satisfiability Input: Set of clauses (Convert KB to conjunctive normal form (CNF)) Output: Truth assignment that satisfies all clauses, or failure The paradigmatic NP-complete problem Solution: Search Key point: Most SAT problems are actually easy Hard region: Narrow range of #Clauses / #Variables

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33 Stochastic Local Search Uses complete assignments instead of partial Start with random state Flip variables in unsatisfied clauses Hill-climbing: Minimize # unsatisfied clauses Avoid local minima: Random flips Multiple restarts

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34 The WalkSAT Algorithm for i 1 to max-tries do solution = random truth assignment for j 1 to max-flips do if all clauses satisfied then return solution c random unsatisfied clause with probability p flip a random variable in c else flip variable in c that maximizes # satisfied clauses return failure

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35 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Probabilistic inference Statistical learning Logical inference Inductive logic programming Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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36 Rule Induction Given: Set of positive and negative examples of some concept Example: ( x 1, x 2, …, x n, y ) y : concept (Boolean) x 1, x 2, …, x n : attributes (assume Boolean) Goal: Induce a set of rules that cover all positive examples and no negative ones Rule: x a ^ x b ^ … y ( x a : Literal, i.e., x i or its negation) Same as Horn clause: Body Head Rule r covers example x iff x satisfies body of r Eval( r ): Accuracy, info gain, coverage, support, etc.

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37 Learning a Single Rule head y body Ø repeat for each literal x r x r with x added to body Eval (r x ) body body ^ best x until no x improves Eval (r) return r

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38 Learning a Set of Rules R Ø S examples repeat learn a single rule r R R U { r } S S positive examples covered by r until S = Ø return R

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39 First-Order Rule Induction y and x i are now predicates with arguments E.g.: y is Ancestor(x,y), x i is Parent(x,y) Literals to add are predicates or their negations Literal to add must include at least one variable already appearing in rule Adding a literal changes # groundings of rule E.g.: Ancestor(x,z) ^ Parent(z,y) Ancestor(x,y) Eval( r ) must take this into account E.g.: Multiply by # positive groundings of rule still covered after adding literal

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40 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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41 Markov Logic Syntax: Weighted first-order formulas Semantics: Feature templates for Markov networks Intuition: Soften logical constraints Give each formula a weight (Higher weight Stronger constraint)

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42 Example: Coreference Resolution Barack Obama, the 44 th President of the United States, is the first African American to hold the office. ……

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43 Example: Coreference Resolution

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44 Example: Coreference Resolution

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45 Example: Coreference Resolution Head(A,Obama) MentionOf(A,Obama) Head(A,President) MentionOf(B,Obama) Apposition(A,B) Head(B,Obama) Head(B,President) Two mention constants: A and B Apposition(B,A)

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46 Markov Logic Networks MLN is template for ground Markov nets Probability of a world x : Typed variables and constants greatly reduce size of ground Markov net Functions, existential quantifiers, etc. Can handle infinite domains [Singla & Domingos, 2007] and continuous domains [Wang & Domingos, 2008] Weight of formula iNo. of true groundings of formula i in x

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47 Relation to Statistical Models Special cases: Markov networks Markov random fields Bayesian networks Log-linear models Exponential models Max. entropy models Gibbs distributions Boltzmann machines Logistic regression Hidden Markov models Conditional random fields Obtained by making all predicates zero-arity Markov logic allows objects to be interdependent (non-i.i.d.)

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48 Relation to First-Order Logic Infinite weights First-order logic Satisfiable KB, positive weights Satisfying assignments = Modes of distribution Markov logic allows contradictions between formulas

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49 MLN Algorithms: The First Three Generations ProblemFirst generation Second generation Third generation MAP inference Weighted satisfiability Lazy inference Cutting planes Marginal inference Gibbs sampling MC-SATLifted inference Weight learning Pseudo- likelihood Voted perceptron Scaled conj. gradient Structure learning Inductive logic progr. ILP + PL (etc.) Clustering + pathfinding

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50 MAP/MPE Inference Problem: Find most likely state of world given evidence QueryEvidence

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51 MAP/MPE Inference Problem: Find most likely state of world given evidence

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52 MAP/MPE Inference Problem: Find most likely state of world given evidence

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53 MAP/MPE Inference Problem: Find most likely state of world given evidence This is just the weighted MaxSAT problem Use weighted SAT solver (e.g., MaxWalkSAT [Kautz et al., 1997] )

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54 The MaxWalkSAT Algorithm for i 1 to max-tries do solution = random truth assignment for j 1 to max-flips do if weights (sat. clauses) > threshold then return solution c random unsatisfied clause with probability p flip a random variable in c else flip variable in c that maximizes weights (sat. clauses) return failure, best solution found

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55 Computing Probabilities P(Formula|MLN,C) = ? MCMC: Sample worlds, check formula holds P(Formula1|Formula2,MLN,C) = ? If Formula2 = Conjunction of ground atoms First construct min subset of network necessary to answer query (generalization of KBMC) Then apply MCMC

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56 But … Insufficient for Logic Problem: Deterministic dependencies break MCMC Near-deterministic ones make it very slow Solution: Combine MCMC and WalkSAT MC-SAT algorithm [Poon & Domingos, 2006]

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57 Auxiliary-Variable Methods Main ideas: Use auxiliary variables to capture dependencies Turn difficult sampling into uniform sampling Given distribution P(x) Sample from f (x, u), then discard u

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58 Slice Sampling [Damien et al. 1999] X x (k) u (k) x (k+1) Slice U P(x)P(x)

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59 Slice Sampling Identifying the slice may be difficult Introduce an auxiliary variable u i for each Ф i

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60 The MC-SAT Algorithm Select random subset M of satisfied clauses With probability 1 – exp ( – w i ) Larger w i C i more likely to be selected Hard clause ( w i ): Always selected Slice States that satisfy clauses in M Uses SAT solver to sample x | u. Orders of magnitude faster than Gibbs sampling, etc.

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61 But … It Is Not Scalable 1000 researchers Coauthor(x,y) : 1 million ground atoms Coauthor(x,y) Coauthor(y,z) Coauthor(x,z) : 1 billion ground clauses Exponential in arity

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62 Sparsity to the Rescue 1000 researchers Coauthor(x,y) : 1 million ground atoms But … most atoms are false Coauthor(x,y) Coauthor(y,z) Coauthor(x,z) : 1 billion ground clauses Most trivially satisfied if most atoms are false No need to explicitly compute most of them

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63 Lazy Inference LazySAT [Singla & Domingos, 2006a] Lazy version of WalkSAT [Selman et al., 1996] Grounds atoms/clauses as needed Greatly reduces memory usage The idea is much more general [Poon & Domingos, 2008a]

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64 General Method for Lazy Inference If most variables assume the default value, wasteful to instantiate all variables / functions Main idea: Allocate memory for a small subset of active variables / functions Activate more if necessary as inference proceeds Applicable to a diverse set of algorithms: Satisfiability solvers (systematic, local-search), Markov chain Monte Carlo, MPE / MAP algorithms, Maximum expected utility algorithms, Belief propagation, MC-SAT, Etc. Reduce memory and time by orders of magnitude

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65 Lifted Inference Consider belief propagation (BP) Often in large problems, many nodes are interchangeable: They send and receive the same messages throughout BP Basic idea: Group them into supernodes, forming lifted network Smaller network Faster inference Akin to resolution in first-order logic

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66 Belief Propagation Nodes (x) Features (f)

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67 Lifted Belief Propagation Nodes (x) Features (f)

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68 Lifted Belief Propagation, : Functions of edge counts Nodes (x) Features (f)

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69 Learning Data is a relational database Closed world assumption (if not: EM) Learning parameters (weights) Learning structure (formulas)

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70 Parameter tying: Groundings of same clause Generative learning: Pseudo-likelihood Discriminative learning: Conditional likelihood, use MC-SAT or MaxWalkSAT for inference Parameter Learning No. of times clause i is true in data Expected no. times clause i is true according to MLN

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71 Parameter Learning Pseudo-likelihood + L-BFGS is fast and robust but can give poor inference results Voted perceptron: Gradient descent + MAP inference Scaled conjugate gradient

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72 HMMs are special case of MLNs Replace Viterbi by MaxWalkSAT Network can now be arbitrary graph w i 0 for t 1 to T do y MAP MaxWalkSAT(x) w i w i + η [count i (y Data ) – count i (y MAP )] return w i / T Voted Perceptron for MLNs

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73 Problem: Multiple Modes Not alleviated by contrastive divergence Alleviated by MC-SAT Warm start: Start each MC-SAT run at previous end state

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74 Solvable by quasi-Newton, conjugate gradient, etc. But line searches require exact inference Solution: Scaled conjugate gradient [Lowd & Domingos, 2008] Use Hessian to choose step size Compute quadratic form inside MC-SAT Use inverse diagonal Hessian as preconditioner Problem: Extreme Ill-Conditioning

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75 Structure Learning Standard inductive logic programming optimizes the wrong thing But can be used to overgenerate for L1 pruning Our approach: ILP + Pseudo-likelihood + Structure priors For each candidate structure change: Start from current weights & relax convergence Use subsampling to compute sufficient statistics

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76 Structure Learning Initial state: Unit clauses or prototype KB Operators: Add/remove literal, flip sign Evaluation function: Pseudo-likelihood + Structure prior Search: Beam search, shortest-first search

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77 Alchemy Open-source software including: Full first-order logic syntax Generative & discriminative weight learning Structure learning Weighted satisfiability, MCMC, lifted BP Programming language features alchemy.cs.washington.edu

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78 AlchemyPrologBUGS Represent- ation F.O. Logic + Markov nets Horn clauses Bayes nets InferenceModel check- ing, MCMC, lifted BP Theorem proving MCMC LearningParameters & structure NoParams. UncertaintyYesNoYes RelationalYes No

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79 Constrained Conditional Model Representation: Integer linear programs Local classifiers + Global constraints Inference: LP solver Parameter learning: None for constraints Weights of soft constraints set heuristically Local weights typically learned independently Structure learning: None to date But see latest development in NAACL-10

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80 Running Alchemy Programs Infer Learnwts Learnstruct Options MLN file Types (optional) Predicates Formulas Database files

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81 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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82 Uniform Distribn.: Empty MLN Example: Unbiased coin flips Type: flip = { 1, …, 20 } Predicate: Heads(flip)

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83 Binomial Distribn.: Unit Clause Example: Biased coin flips Type: flip = { 1, …, 20 } Predicate: Heads(flip) Formula: Heads(f) Weight: Log odds of heads: By default, MLN includes unit clauses for all predicates (captures marginal distributions, etc.)

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84 Multinomial Distribution Example: Throwing die Types: throw = { 1, …, 20 } face = { 1, …, 6 } Predicate: Outcome(throw,face) Formulas: Outcome(t,f) ^ f != f => !Outcome(t,f ). Exist f Outcome(t,f). Too cumbersome!

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85 Multinomial Distrib.: ! Notation Example: Throwing die Types: throw = { 1, …, 20 } face = { 1, …, 6 } Predicate: Outcome(throw,face!) Formulas: Semantics: Arguments without ! determine arguments with !. Also makes inference more efficient (triggers blocking).

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86 Multinomial Distrib.: + Notation Example: Throwing biased die Types: throw = { 1, …, 20 } face = { 1, …, 6 } Predicate: Outcome(throw,face!) Formulas: Outcome(t,+f) Semantics: Learn weight for each grounding of args with +.

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87 Logistic regression: Type: obj = { 1,..., n } Query predicate: C(obj) Evidence predicates: F i (obj) Formulas: aC(x) b i F i (x) ^ C(x) Resulting distribution: Therefore: Alternative form: F i (x) => C(x) Logistic Regression (MaxEnt)

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88 Hidden Markov Models obs = { Red, Green, Yellow } state = { Stop, Drive, Slow } time = { 0,..., 100 } State(state!,time) Obs(obs!,time) State(+s,0) State(+s,t) ^ State(+s',t+1) Obs(+o,t) ^ State(+s,t) Sparse HMM: State(s,t) => State(s1,t+1) v State(s2, t+1) v....

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89 Bayesian Networks Use all binary predicates with same first argument (the object x ). One predicate for each variable A : A(x,v!) One clause for each line in the CPT and value of the variable Context-specific independence: One clause for each path in the decision tree Logistic regression: As before Noisy OR: Deterministic OR + Pairwise clauses

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90 Relational Models Knowledge-based model construction Allow only Horn clauses Same as Bayes nets, except arbitrary relations Combin. function: Logistic regression, noisy-OR or external Stochastic logic programs Allow only Horn clauses Weight of clause = log(p) Add formulas: Head holds Exactly one body holds Probabilistic relational models Allow only binary relations Same as Bayes nets, except first argument can vary

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91 Relational Models Relational Markov networks SQL Datalog First-order logic One clause for each state of a clique + syntax in Alchemy facilitates this Bayesian logic Object = Cluster of similar/related observations Observation constants + Object constants Predicate InstanceOf(Obs,Obj) and clauses using it Unknown relations: Second-order Markov logic S. Kok & P. Domingos, Statistical Predicate Invention, in Proc. ICML-2007.

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92 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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93 Text Classification The 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held on November 4, Outgoing Republican President George W. Bush's policies and actions and the American public's desire for change were key issues throughout the campaign. …… The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). …… …… Topic = politics Topic = sports

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94 Text Classification page = {1,..., max} word = {... } topic = {... } Topic(page,topic) HasWord(page,word) Topic(p,t) HasWord(p,+w) => Topic(p,+t) If topics mutually exclusive: Topic(page,topic!)

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95 Text Classification page = {1,..., max} word = {... } topic = {... } Topic(page,topic) HasWord(page,word) Links(page,page) Topic(p,t) HasWord(p,+w) => Topic(p,+t) Topic(p,t) ^ Links(p,p') => Topic(p',t) Cf. S. Chakrabarti, B. Dom & P. Indyk, Hypertext Classification Using Hyperlinks, in Proc. SIGMOD-1998.

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96 Entity Resolution AUTHOR: H. POON & P. DOMINGOS TITLE: UNSUPERVISED SEMANTIC PARSING VENUE: EMNLP-09 AUTHOR: Hoifung Poon and Pedro Domings TITLE: Unsupervised semantic parsing VENUE: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing AUTHOR: Poon, Hoifung and Domings, Pedro TITLE: Unsupervised ontology induction from text VENUE: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics AUTHOR: H. Poon, P. Domings TITLE: Unsupervised ontology induction VENUE: ACL-10 SAME?

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97 Problem: Given database, find duplicate records HasToken(token,field,record) SameField(field,record,record) SameRecord(record,record) HasToken(+t,+f,r) ^ HasToken(+t,+f,r) => SameField(f,r,r) SameField(f,r,r) => SameRecord(r,r) Entity Resolution

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98 Problem: Given database, find duplicate records HasToken(token,field,record) SameField(field,record,record) SameRecord(record,record) HasToken(+t,+f,r) ^ HasToken(+t,+f,r) => SameField(f,r,r) SameField(f,r,r) => SameRecord(r,r) SameRecord(r,r) ^ SameRecord(r,r) => SameRecord(r,r) Cf. A. McCallum & B. Wellner, Conditional Models of Identity Uncertainty with Application to Noun Coreference, in Adv. NIPS 17, Entity Resolution

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99 Can also resolve fields: HasToken(token,field,record) SameField(field,record,record) SameRecord(record,record) HasToken(+t,+f,r) ^ HasToken(+t,+f,r) => SameField(f,r,r) SameField(f,r,r) SameRecord(r,r) SameRecord(r,r) ^ SameRecord(r,r) => SameRecord(r,r) SameField(f,r,r) ^ SameField(f,r,r) => SameField(f,r,r) More: P. Singla & P. Domingos, Entity Resolution with Markov Logic, in Proc. ICDM Entity Resolution

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100 UNSUPERVISED SEMANTIC PARSING. H. POON & P. DOMINGOS. EMNLP Unsupervised Semantic Parsing, Hoifung Poon and Pedro Domingos. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Singapore: ACL. Information Extraction

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101 UNSUPERVISED SEMANTIC PARSING. H. POON & P. DOMINGOS. EMNLP Unsupervised Semantic Parsing, Hoifung Poon and Pedro Domingos. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Singapore: ACL. Information Extraction AuthorTitleVenue SAME?

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102 Information Extraction Problem: Extract database from text or semi-structured sources Example: Extract database of publications from citation list(s) (the CiteSeer problem) Two steps: Segmentation: Use HMM to assign tokens to fields Entity resolution: Use logistic regression and transitivity

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103 Token(token, position, citation) InField(position, field!, citation) SameField(field, citation, citation) SameCit(citation, citation) Token(+t,i,c) => InField(i,+f,c) InField(i,+f,c) ^ InField(i+1,+f,c) Token(+t,i,c) ^ InField(i,+f,c) ^ Token(+t,i,c) ^ InField(i,+f,c) => SameField(+f,c,c) SameField(+f,c,c) SameCit(c,c) SameField(f,c,c) ^ SameField(f,c,c) => SameField(f,c,c) SameCit(c,c) ^ SameCit(c,c) => SameCit(c,c) Information Extraction

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104 Token(token, position, citation) InField(position, field!, citation) SameField(field, citation, citation) SameCit(citation, citation) Token(+t,i,c) => InField(i,+f,c) InField(i,+f,c) ^ !Token(.,i,c) ^ InField(i+1,+f,c) Token(+t,i,c) ^ InField(i,+f,c) ^ Token(+t,i,c) ^ InField(i,+f,c) => SameField(+f,c,c) SameField(+f,c,c) SameCit(c,c) SameField(f,c,c) ^ SameField(f,c,c) => SameField(f,c,c) SameCit(c,c) ^ SameCit(c,c) => SameCit(c,c) More: H. Poon & P. Domingos, Joint Inference in Information Extraction, in Proc. AAAI Information Extraction

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105 Biomedical Text Mining Traditionally, name entity recognition or information extraction E.g., protein recognition, protein-protein identification BioNLP-09 shared task: Nested bio-events Much harder than traditional IE Top F1 around 50% Naturally calls for joint inference

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106 Bio-Event Extraction Involvement of p70(S6)-kinase activation in IL-10 up-regulation in human monocytes by gp41 envelope protein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1... involvement up-regulation IL-10 human monocyte Site ThemeCause gp41 p70(S6)-kinase activation Theme Cause Theme

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107 Token(position, token) DepEdge(position, position, dependency) IsProtein(position) EvtType(position, evtType) InArgPath(position, position, argType!) Token(i,+w) => EvtType(i,+t) Token(j,w) ^ DepEdge(i,j,+d) => EvtType(i,+t) DepEdge(i,j,+d) => InArgPath(i,j,+a) Token(i,+w) ^ DepEdge(i,j,+d) => InArgPath(i,j,+a) … Bio-Event Extraction Logistic regression

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108 Token(position, token) DepEdge(position, position, dependency) IsProtein(position) EvtType(position, evtType) InArgPath(position, position, argType!) Token(i,+w) => EvtType(i,+t) Token(j,w) ^ DepEdge(i,j,+d) => EvtType(i,+t) DepEdge(i,j,+d) => InArgPath(i,j,+a) Token(i,+w) ^ DepEdge(i,j,+d) => InArgPath(i,j,+a) … InArgPath(i,j,Theme) => IsProtein(j) v (Exist k k!=i ^ InArgPath(j, k, Theme)). … More: H. Poon and L. Vanderwende, Joint Inference for Knowledge Extraction from Biomedical Literature, 10:40 am, June 4, Gold Room. Bio-Event Extraction Adding a few joint inference rules doubles the F1

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109 Temporal Information Extraction Identify event times and temporal relations ( BEFORE, AFTER, OVERLAP ) E.g., who is the President of U.S.A.? Obama: 1/20/2009 present G. W. Bush: 1/20/2001 1/19/2009 Etc.

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110 DepEdge(position, position, dependency) Event(position, event) After(event, event) DepEdge(i,j,+d) ^ Event(i,p) ^ Event(j,q) => After(p,q) After(p,q) ^ After(q,r) => After(p,r) Temporal Information Extraction

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111 DepEdge(position, position, dependency) Event(position, event) After(event, event) Role(position, position, role) DepEdge(I,j,+d) ^ Event(i,p) ^ Event(j,q) => After(p,q) Role(i,j,ROLE-AFTER) ^ Event(i,p) ^ Event(j,q) => After(p,q) After(p,q) ^ After(q,r) => After(p,r) More: K. Yoshikawa, S. Riedel, M. Asahara and Y. Matsumoto, Jointly Identifying Temporal Relations with Markov Logic, in Proc. ACL X. Ling & D. Weld, Temporal Information Extraction, in Proc. AAAI Temporal Information Extraction

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112 Semantic Role Labeling Problem: Identify arguments for a predicate Two steps: Argument identification: Determine whether a phrase is an argument Role classification: Determine the type of an argument (agent, theme, temporal, adjunct, etc.)

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113 Token(position, token) DepPath(position, position, path) IsPredicate(position) Role(position, position, role!) HasRole(position, position) Token(i,+t) => IsPredicate(i) DepPath(i,j,+p) => Role(i,j,+r) HasRole(i,j) => IsPredicate(i) IsPredicate(i) => Exist j HasRole(i,j) HasRole(i,j) => Exist r Role(i,j,r) Role(i,j,r) => HasRole(i,j) Cf. K. Toutanova, A. Haghighi, C. Manning, A global joint model for semantic role labeling, in Computational Linguistics Semantic Role Labeling

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114 Token(position, token) DepPath(position, position, path) IsPredicate(position) Role(position, position, role!) HasRole(position, position) Sense(position, sense!) Token(i,+t) => IsPredicate(i) DepPath(i,j,+p) => Role(i,j,+r) Sense(I,s) => IsPredicate(i) HasRole(i,j) => IsPredicate(i) IsPredicate(i) => Exist j HasRole(i,j) HasRole(i,j) => Exist r Role(i,j,r) Role(i,j,r) => HasRole(i,j) Token(i,+t) ^ Role(i,j,+r) => Sense(i,+s) More: I. Meza-Ruiz & S. Riedel, Jointly Identifying Predicates, Arguments and Senses using Markov Logic, in Proc. NAACL Joint Semantic Role Labeling and Word Sense Disambiguation

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115 Practical Tips: Modeling Add all unit clauses (the default) How to handle uncertain data: R(x,y) ^ R(x,y) (the HMM trick) Implications vs. conjunctions For soft correlation, conjunctions often better Implication: A => B is equivalent to !(A ^ !B) Share cases with others like A => C Make learning unnecessarily harder

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116 Practical Tips: Efficiency Open/closed world assumptions Low clause arities Low numbers of constants Short inference chains

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117 Practical Tips: Development Start with easy components Gradually expand to full task Use the simplest MLN that works Cycle: Add/delete formulas, learn and test

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118 Overview Motivation Foundational areas Markov logic NLP applications Basics Supervised learning Unsupervised learning

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119 Unsupervised Learning: Why? Virtually unlimited supply of unlabeled text Labeling is expensive (Cf. Penn-Treebank) Often difficult to label with consistency and high quality (e.g., semantic parses) Emerging field: Machine reading Extract knowledge from unstructured text with high precision/recall and minimal human effort Check out LBR-Workshop (WS9) on Sunday

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120 Unsupervised Learning: How? I.i.d. learning: Sophisticated model requires more labeled data Statistical relational learning: Sophisticated model may require less labeled data Relational dependencies constrain problem space One formula is worth a thousand labels Small amount of domain knowledge large-scale joint inference

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121 Ambiguities vary among objects Joint inference Propagate information from unambiguous objects to ambiguous ones E.g.: G. W. Bush … He … … Mrs. Bush … Unsupervised Learning: How? Are they coreferent?

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122 Ambiguities vary among objects Joint inference Propagate information from unambiguous objects to ambiguous ones E.g.: G. W. Bush … He … … Mrs. Bush … Unsupervised Learning: How Should be coreferent

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123 Ambiguities vary among objects Joint inference Propagate information from unambiguous objects to ambiguous ones E.g.: G. W. Bush … He … … Mrs. Bush … Unsupervised Learning: How So must be singular male!

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124 Ambiguities vary among objects Joint inference Propagate information from unambiguous objects to ambiguous ones E.g.: G. W. Bush … He … … Mrs. Bush … Unsupervised Learning: How Must be singular female!

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125 Ambiguities vary among objects Joint inference Propagate information from unambiguous objects to ambiguous ones E.g.: G. W. Bush … He … … Mrs. Bush … Unsupervised Learning: How Verdict: Not coreferent!

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126 Marginalize out hidden variables Use MC-SAT to approximate both expectations May also combine with contrastive estimation [Poon & Cherry & Toutanova, NAACL-2009] Parameter Learning Sum over z, conditioned on observed x Summed over both x and z

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127 Unsupervised Coreference Resolution Head(mention, string) Type(mention, type) MentionOf(mention, entity) MentionOf(+m,+e) Type(+m,+t) Head(+m,+h) ^ MentionOf(+m,+e) MentionOf(a,e) ^ MentionOf(b,e) => (Type(a,t) Type(b,t)) … (similarly for Number, Gender etc.) Mixture model Joint inference formulas: Enforce agreement

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128 Unsupervised Coreference Resolution Head(mention, string) Type(mention, type) MentionOf(mention, entity) Apposition(mention, mention) MentionOf(+m,+e) Type(+m,+t) Head(+m,+h) ^ MentionOf(+m,+e) MentionOf(a,e) ^ MentionOf(b,e) => (Type(a,t) Type(b,t)) … (similarly for Number, Gender etc.) Apposition(a,b) => (MentionOf(a,e) MentionOf(b,e)) More: H. Poon and P. Domingos, Joint Unsupervised Coreference Resolution with Markov Logic, in Proc. EMNLP Joint inference formulas: Leverage apposition

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129 Relational Clustering: Discover Unknown Predicates Cluster relations along with objects Use second-order Markov logic [Kok & Domingos, 2007, 2008] Key idea: Cluster combination determines likelihood of relations InClust(r,+c) ^ InClust(x,+a) ^ InClust(y,+b) => r(x,y) Input: Relational tuples extracted by TextRunner [Banko et al., 2007] Output: Semantic network

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130 Recursive Relational Clustering Unsupervised semantic parsing [Poon & Domingos, EMNLP-2009] Text Knowledge Start directly from text Identify meaning units + Resolve variations Use high-order Markov logic (variables over arbitrary lambda forms and their clusters) End-to-end machine reading: Read text, then answer questions

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131 Semantic Parsing induces protein CD11b nsubjdobj IL-4 nn induces protein CD11b nsubjdobj IL-4 nn INDUCE INDUCER INDUCED IL-4 CD11B INDUCE(e1) INDUCER(e1,e2) INDUCED(e1,e3) IL-4(e2)CD11B(e3) IL-4 protein induces CD11b Structured prediction: Partition + Assignment

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132 Challenge: Same Meaning, Many Variations IL-4 up-regulates CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is induced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, … ……

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133 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, …

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134 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, … Cluster same forms at the atom level

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135 Cluster forms in composition with same forms Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, …

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136 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, … Cluster forms in composition with same forms

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137 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, … Cluster forms in composition with same forms

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138 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing USP Recursively cluster arbitrary expressions composed with / by similar expressions IL-4 induces CD11b Protein IL-4 enhances the expression of CD11b CD11b expression is enhanced by IL-4 protein The cytokin interleukin-4 induces CD11b expression IL-4s up-regulation of CD11b, … Cluster forms in composition with same forms

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139 Unsupervised Semantic Parsing Exponential prior on number of parameters Event/object/property cluster mixtures: InClust(e,+c) ^ HasValue(e,+v) Object/Event Cluster: INDUCE induces0.1 enhances0.4 … … Property Cluster: INDUCER … IL-40.2 IL-80.1 … None 0.1 One 0.8 … nsubj agent

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140 But … State Space Too Large Coreference: #-clusters #-mentions USP: #-clusters exp(#-tokens) Also, meaning units often small and many singleton clusters Use combinatorial search

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141 Inference: Hill-Climb Probability Initialize Search Operator Lambda reduction induces protein CD11B nsubjdobj IL-4 nn ? ? ? ? ? ? ? protein IL-4 nn protein IL-4 nn ? ? ? ?

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142 Learning: Hill-Climb Likelihood enhances 1 induces 1 protein 1 IL-4 1 MERGE COMPOSE IL-4 protein1 induces0.2 enhances0.8 … Initialize Search Operator enhances 1 induces 1 protein1IL-4 1

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143 Unsupervised Ontology Induction Limitations of USP: No ISA hierarchy among clusters Little smoothing Limited capability to generalize OntoUSP [Poon & Domingos, ACL-2010] Extends USP to also induce ISA hierarchy Joint approach for ontology induction, population, and knowledge extraction To appear in ACL (see you in Uppsala :-)

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144 OntoUSP Modify the cluster mixture formula InClust(e,c) ^ ISA(c,+d) ^ HasValue(e,+v) Hierarchical smoothing + clustering New operator in learning: induces … enhances ISA inhibits 0.2 suppresses0.1 induces0.6 up-regulates 0.2 … INDUCE INHIBIT inhibits … suppresses ABSTRACTION INHIBIT inhibits … suppresses induces0.6 up-regulates 0.2 … INDUCE MERGE with REGULATE ?

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145 End of The Beginning … Not merely a user guide of MLN and Alchemy Statistical relational learning: Growth area for machine learning and NLP

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146 Future Work: Inference Scale up inference Cutting-planes methods (e.g., [Riedel, 2008] ) Unify lifted inference with sampling Coarse-to-fine inference Alternative technology E.g., linear programming, lagrangian relaxation

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147 Future Work: Supervised Learning Alternative optimization objectives E.g., max-margin learning [Huynh & Mooney, 2009] Learning for efficient inference E.g., learning arithmetic circuits [Lowd & Domingos, 2008] Structure learning: Improve accuracy and scalability E.g., [Kok & Domingos, 2009]

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148 Future Work: Unsupervised Learning Model: Learning objective, formalism, etc. Learning: Local optima, intractability, etc. Hyperparameter tuning Leverage available resources Semi-supervised learning Multi-task learning Transfer learning (e.g., domain adaptation) Human in the loop E.g., interative ML, active learning, crowdsourcing

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149 Future Work: NLP Applications Existing application areas: More joint inference opportunities Additional domain knowledge Combine multiple pipeline stages A killer app: Machine reading Many, many more awaiting YOU to discover

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150 Summary We need to unify logical and statistical NLP Markov logic provides a language for this Syntax: Weighted first-order formulas Semantics: Feature templates of Markov nets Inference: Satisfiability, MCMC, lifted BP, etc. Learning: Pseudo-likelihood, VP, PSCG, ILP, etc. Growing set of NLP applications Open-source software: Alchemy Book: Domingos & Lowd, Markov Logic, Morgan & Claypool, alchemy.cs.washington.edu

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