With the abundant amount of available online and offline text data, there arises a crucial need to extract the relation between phrases and summarize the main content of each document in a few words. For this purpose, there have been many studies recently in Open Information Extraction (OIE). OIE improves upon relation extraction techniques by analyzing relations across different domains and avoids requiring hand-labeling pre-specified relations in sentences. This paper surveys recent approaches of OIE and its applications on Knowledge Graph (KG), text summarization, and Question Answering (QA). Moreover, the paper describes OIE basis methods in relation extraction. It briefly discusses the main approaches and the pros and cons of each method. Finally, it gives an overview about challenges, open issues, and future work opportunities for OIE, relation extraction, and OIE applications.
Automatic synthesis of analog and Radio Frequency (RF) circuits is a trending approach that requires an efficient circuit modeling method. This is due to the expensive cost of running a large number of simulations at each synthesis cycle. Artificial intelligence methods are promising approaches for circuit modeling due to their speed and relative accuracy. However, existing approaches require a large amount of training data, which is still collected using simulation runs. In addition, such approaches collect a whole separate dataset for each circuit topology even if a single element is added or removed. These matters are only exacerbated by the need for post-layout modeling simulations, which take even longer. To alleviate these drawbacks, in this paper, we present FuNToM, a functional modeling method for RF circuits. FuNToM leverages the two-port analysis method for modeling multiple topologies using a single main dataset and multiple small datasets. It also leverages neural networks which have shown promising results in predicting the behavior of circuits. Our results show that for multiple RF circuits, in comparison to the state-of-the-art works, while maintaining the same accuracy, the required training data is reduced by 2.8x - 10.9x. In addition, FuNToM needs 176.8x - 188.6x less time for collecting the training set in post-layout modeling.
A significant portion of the data available today is found within tables. Therefore, it is necessary to use automated table extraction to obtain thorough results when data-mining. Today's popular state-of-the-art methods for table extraction struggle to adequately extract tables with machine-readable text and structural data. To make matters worse, many tables do not have machine-readable data, such as tables saved as images, making most extraction methods completely ineffective. In order to address these issues, a novel, general format table extractor tool, Tablext, is proposed. This tool uses a combination of computer vision techniques and machine learning methods to efficiently and effectively identify and extract data from tables. Tablext begins by using a custom Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to identify and separate all potential tables. The identification process is optimized by combining the custom CNN with the YOLO object detection network. Then, the high-level structure of each table is identified with computer vision methods. This high-level, structural meta-data is used by another CNN to identify exact cell locations. As a final step, Optical Characters Recognition (OCR) is performed on every individual cell to extract their content without needing machine-readable text. This multi-stage algorithm allows for the neural networks to focus on completing complex tasks, while letting image processing methods efficiently complete the simpler ones. This leads to the proposed approach to be general-purpose enough to handle a large batch of tables regardless of their internal encodings or their layout complexity. Additionally, it becomes accurate enough to outperform competing state-of-the-art table extractors on the ICDAR 2013 table dataset.