Abstract: Document-level financial event extraction (DFEE) is the task of detecting event and extracting the corresponding event arguments in financial documents, which plays an important role in information extraction in the financial domain. This task is challenging as the financial documents are generally long text and event arguments of one event may be scattered in different sentences. To address this issue, we propose a novel Prior Information Enhanced Extraction framework (PIEE) for DFEE, leveraging prior information from both event types and pre-trained language models. Specifically, PIEE consists of three components: event detection, event argument extraction, and event table filling. In event detection, we identify the event type. Then, the event type is explicitly used for event argument extraction. Meanwhile, the implicit information within language models also provides considerable cues for event arguments localization. Finally, all the event arguments are filled in an event table by a set of predefined heuristic rules. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed framework, we participate the share task of CCKS2020 Task5-2: Document-level Event Arguments Extraction. On both Leaderboard A and Leaderboard B, PIEE takes the first place and significantly outperforms the other systems.
Keywords: Event extraction; Information extraction; Financial event; Event detection; Event argument extraction