Hypergraph Convolutional Network for Multi-Hop Knowledge Base Question Answering (Student Abstract)

  • Jiale Han Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Bo Cheng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Xu Wang Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


Graph convolutional networks (GCN) have been applied in knowledge base question answering (KBQA) task. However, the pairwise connection between nodes of GCN limits the representation capability of high-order data correlation. Furthermore, most previous work does not fully utilize the semantic relation information, which is vital to reasoning. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-hop KBQA model based on hypergraph convolutional network. By constructing a hypergraph, the form of pairwise connection between nodes and nodes is converted to the high-level connection between nodes and edges, which effectively encodes complex related data. To better exploit the semantic information of relations, we apply co-attention method to learn similarity between relation and query, and assign weights to different relations. Experimental results demonstrate the effectivity of the model.

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