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The mGENRE (multilingual Generative ENtity REtrieval) system as presented in Multilingual Autoregressive Entity Linking implemented in pytorch.

In a nutshell, mGENRE uses a sequence-to-sequence approach to entity retrieval (e.g., linking), based on fine-tuned mBART architecture. GENRE performs retrieval generating the unique entity name conditioned on the input text using constrained beam search to only generate valid identifiers. The model was first released in the facebookresearch/GENRE repository using fairseq (the transformers models are obtained with a conversion script similar to this.

This model was trained on 105 languages from Wikipedia.

BibTeX entry and citation info

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    author = {De Cao, Nicola and Wu, Ledell and Popat, Kashyap and Artetxe, Mikel 
    and Goyal, Naman and Plekhanov, Mikhail and Zettlemoyer, Luke 
    and Cancedda, Nicola and Riedel, Sebastian and Petroni, Fabio},
    title = "{Multilingual Autoregressive Entity Linking}",
    journal = {Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics},
    volume = {10},
    pages = {274-290},
    year = {2022},
    month = {03},
    issn = {2307-387X},
    doi = {10.1162/tacl_a_00460},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1162/tacl\_a\_00460},
    eprint = {https://direct.mit.edu/tacl/article-pdf/doi/10.1162/tacl\_a\_00460/2004070/tacl\_a\_00460.pdf},


Here is an example of generation for Wikipedia page disambiguation:

from transformers import AutoTokenizer, AutoModelForSeq2SeqLM

# OPTIONAL: load the prefix tree (trie), you need to additionally download
# https://huggingface.co/facebook/mgenre-wiki/blob/main/trie.py and 
# https://huggingface.co/facebook/mgenre-wiki/blob/main/titles_lang_all105_trie_with_redirect.pkl
# that is fast but memory inefficient prefix tree (trie) -- it is implemented with nested python `dict`
# NOTE: loading this map may take up to 10 minutes and occupy a lot of RAM!
# import pickle
# from trie import Trie
# with open("titles_lang_all105_marisa_trie_with_redirect.pkl", "rb") as f:
#     trie = Trie.load_from_dict(pickle.load(f))

# or a memory efficient but a bit slower prefix tree (trie) -- it is implemented with `marisa_trie` from
# https://huggingface.co/facebook/mgenre-wiki/blob/main/titles_lang_all105_marisa_trie_with_redirect.pkl
# from genre.trie import MarisaTrie
# with open("titles_lang_all105_marisa_trie_with_redirect.pkl", "rb") as f:
#     trie = pickle.load(f)

tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained("facebook/mgenre-wiki")
model = AutoModelForSeq2SeqLM.from_pretrained("facebook/mgenre-wiki").eval()

sentences = ["[START] Einstein [END] era un fisico tedesco."]
# Italian for "[START] Einstein [END] was a German physicist."

outputs = model.generate(
    **tokenizer(sentences, return_tensors="pt"),
    # OPTIONAL: use constrained beam search
    # prefix_allowed_tokens_fn=lambda batch_id, sent: trie.get(sent.tolist()),

tokenizer.batch_decode(outputs, skip_special_tokens=True)

which outputs the following top-5 predictions (using constrained beam search)

['Albert Einstein >> it',
 'Albert Einstein (disambiguation) >> en',
 'Alfred Einstein >> it',
 'Alberto Einstein >> it',
 'Einstein >> it']
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