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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2021, Vol. 5 Issue (7): 1-9    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.2096-3467.2021.0143
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Entity Alignment Method for Different Knowledge Repositories with Joint Semantic Representation
Li Wenna1,2,Zhang Zhixiong1,2,3()
1National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2Department of Library, Information and Archives Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
3Hubei Key Laboratory of Big Data in Science and Technology, Wuhan 430071, China
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[Objective] This paper combines the structure and semantic information of knowledge, aiming to create a better entity alignment method for different knowledge repositories. [Methods] First, we used the TransE model to represent the structure of entities, and used the BERT model to represent their semantic information. Then, we designed an entity alignment method based on the BTJE model (BERT and TransE Joint model for Entity alignment). Finally, we use the siamese network model to finish entity alignment tasks. [Results] We examined the new method with DBP-WD and DBP-YG datasets. Their optimal MRR values reached 0.521 and 0.413, while the Hits@1 reached 0.542 and 0.478. These results were better than those of the traditional models. [Limitations] The size of our experimental data set needs to be expanded, which will further evaluate the performance of the proposed method. [Conclusions] Our new method could effectively finish entity alignment tasks for different knowledge bases.

Key wordsEntity Alignment      Joint Semantic Representation      BERT     
Received: 11 February 2021      Published: 11 August 2021
ZTFLH:  TP393  
Fund:Project of Literature and Information Capacity Building, Chinese Academy of Sciences(2019WQZX0017)
Corresponding Authors: Zhang Zhixiong,OCRID: 0000-0003-1596-7487     E-mail:

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Li Wenna, Zhang Zhixiong. Entity Alignment Method for Different Knowledge Repositories with Joint Semantic Representation. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2021, 5(7): 1-9.

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方法类型 使用特征 模型
统计方法 基于实体属性相似度 RDF-AI[5]、SILK[6]、LIMES[7]
基于实体描述信息 决策树[8]、SVM[9]
基于隐含主题特征 LDA-EA[10]、DPVL[11]
基于图结构信息 GCN-Align[13]、RDGCN[14]、MultiKE[15]
基于结构信息的嵌入表示 TransE[17]、TransR[18]、TransH[19]、MTransE[20]
结合属性信息的嵌入表示 JAPE[24]、KDCoE[25]、AttrE[27]
Overview of Researches on Knowledge Base Entity Alignment
Model Structure of BTJE
数据集 来源 实体 关系 属性 关系
DBP-WD DBpedia 100 000 330 351 463 294 381 166
Wikidata 100 000 220 729 448 774 789 815
DBP-YG DBpedia 100 000 302 334 428 952 451 646
YAGO 100 000 31 23 502 563 118 376
Dataset Information for Experiment
BTJE Training Loss for Different Learning Rate
模型 Hits@1 Hits@10 MRR
仅结构信息 MTransE 0.281 0.520 0.363
IPTransE 0.348 0.638 0.447
结构+属性信息 JAPE 0.318 0.588 0.411
AttrE 0.389 0.667 0.487
联合表示 BTJE 0.542 0.785 0.521
Experiment Results on DBP-WD Dataset
模型 Hits@1 Hits@10 MRR
仅结构信息 MTransE 0.252 0.493 0.334
IPTransE 0.297 0.557 0.386
结构+属性信息 JAPE 0.235 0.484 0.320
AttrE 0.232 0.427 0.300
联合表示 BTJE 0.478 0.692 0.413
Experiment Results on DBP-YG Dataset
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