Retrofitting Distributional Embeddings to Knowledge Graphs with Functional Relations

Knowledge graphs are a versatile framework to encode richly structured data relationships, but it not always apparent how to combine these with existing entity representations. Methods for retrofitting pre-trained entity representations to the structure of a knowledge graph typically assume that entities are embedded in a connected space and that relations imply similarity. However, useful knowledge graphs often contain diverse entities and relations (with potentially disjoint underlying corpora) which do not accord with these assumptions. To overcome these limitations, we present Functional Retrofitting, a framework that generalizes current retrofitting methods by explicitly modeling pairwise relations. Our framework can directly incorporate a variety of pairwise penalty functions previously developed for knowledge graph completion. We present both linear and neural instantiations of the framework. Functional Retrofitting significantly outperforms existing retrofitting methods on complex knowledge graphs and loses no accuracy on simpler graphs (in which relations do imply similarity). Finally, we demonstrate the utility of the framework by predicting new drug--disease treatment pairs in a large, complex health knowledge graph.


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1 Introduction

Distributional representations of concepts are often easy to obtain from unstructured data sets, but they tend to provide only a blurry picture of the relationships that exist between concepts. In contrast, knowledge graphs directly encode this relational information, but it can be difficult to summarize the graph structure in a single representation for each entity.

To combine the advantages of distributional and relational data, Faruqui-etal:2015 propose to retrofit embeddings learned from distributional data to the structure of a knowledge graph. Their method first learns entity representations based solely on distributional data and then applies a retrofitting step to update the representations based on the structure of a knowledge graph. This modular approach conveniently separates the distributional data and entity representation learning from the knowledge graph and retrofitting model, allowing one to flexibly combine, reuse, and adapt existing representations to new tasks.



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Figure 1: Toy knowledge graph with diverse relation types that connect treatments (green), diseases (blue), and persons (red) by known (solid) and unknown (dashed) relations. Traditional methods, which assume that all relations imply similarity, would retrofit Aragorn and Nazgûl toward similar embeddings.

However, a core assumption of Faruqui-etal:2015’s retrofitting model is that connected entities should have similar embeddings. This assumption often fails to hold in large, complex knowledge graphs, for a variety of reasons. First, subgraphs of a knowledge graph often contain distinct classes of entities that are most naturally embedded in disconnected vector spaces. In the extreme case, the representations for these entities might derive from very different underlying data sets. For example, in a health knowledge graph, the subgraphs containing diseases and drugs should be allowed to form disjoint vector spaces, and we might want to derive the initial representations from radically different data sets. Second, many knowledge graphs contain diverse relationships whose semantics are different from – perhaps even in conflict with – similarity. For instance, in the knowledge graph in Figure 

1, the model of Faruqui-etal:2015 would model embeddings , which is problematic as Aragorn is not semantically similar to a Nazgûl (they are enemies).

To address these limitations, we present Functional Retrofitting, a retrofitting framework that explicitly models pairwise relations as functions. The framework supports a wide range of different instantiations, from simple linear relational functions to complex multilayer neural ones. Here, we evaluate both linear and neural instantiations of Functional Retrofitting on a variety of diverse knowledge graphs. For benchmarking against existing approaches, we use FrameNet and WordNet. We then move into the medical domain, where knowledge graphs play an important role in knowledge accumulation and discovery. These experiments show that even simple instantiations of Functional Retrofitting significantly outperform baselines on knowledge graphs with semantically complex relations and sacrifice no accuracy on graphs where Faruqui-etal:2015’s assumptions about similarity do hold. Finally, we use the model to identify promising new disease targets for existing drugs.

Code which implements Functional Retrofitting is available at

2 Notation

A knowledge graph is composed of a set of vertices , a set of relation types , and a set of edges where each edge is a tuple in which the relationship holds between vertices and . Our goal is to learn a set of representations which contain the information encoded in both the distributional data and the knowledge graph structure, and can be used for downstream analysis. Throughout this paper, we use to refer to a scalar, to refer to a vector, and

to refer to a matrix or tensor.

3 Related Work

Here we are interested in post-hoc retrofitting methods, which adjust entity embeddings to fit the structure of a previously unseen knowledge graph.

3.1 Retrofitting Models

The primary introduction of retrofitting was Faruqui-etal:2015, in which the authors showed the value of retrofitting semantic embeddings according to minimization of the weighted least squares problem

where is the embedding learned from the distributional data and , set the relative weighting of each type of data. When and , this model assigns equal weight to the distributional data and the structure of the knowledge graph.

More recently, hamilton2017inductive presented GraphSAGE, a two-step method which learns both an aggregation function , to condense the representations of neighbors into a single point, and an update function , to combine the aggregation with a central vertex. Here, is the embedding dimensionality, is the aggregation dimensionality, and is the number of neighbors for each vertex. Note that is permitted, allowing for aggregation by concatenation. While this method is extremely effective for learning representations on simple knowledge graphs, it is not formulated for knowledge graphs with multiple types of relations. Furthermore, when the representation of a relation is known a priori

, it can be useful to explicitly set the penalty function (e.g., mrkvsic2016counter use hand-crafted functions to effectively model antonymy and synonymy). By aggregating neighbors into a point estimate before calculating relationship likelihoods, GraphSAGE makes it difficult to encode, learn, or extract the representation of a pairwise relation.

In a similar vein, faruqui2016morpho developed a graph-based semi-supervised learning method to expand morpho-syntactic lexicons from seed sets. Though the task is different from the retrofitting task we consider here, the performance and scalability of their method demonstrate the utility of directly encoding pairwise relations as message-passing functions.

3.2 Relational Penalty Functions

Our new Functional Retrofitting framework models each relation via a penalty function acting on a pair of entities with embedding dimensionalities and , respectively. By explicitly modeling relations between pairs of entities, Functional Retrofitting supports the use of a wide array of scoring functions that have previously been developed for knowledge graph completion. Here, we present a brief review of such scoring functions; for an extensive review, see [Nickel et al.2016].

TransE [Bordes et al.2013] uses additive relations in which the penalty function is low iff . The simple Unstructured Model [Bordes et al.2012] was proposed as a naïve version of TransE that assigns all , leading to the penalty function . This is the underlying penalty function of [Faruqui et al.2015]. It cannot consider multiple types of relations. In addition, while it models 1-to-1 relations well, it struggles to model multivalued relations.

TransH [Wang et al.2014]

was proposed to address this limitation by using multiple representations for a single entity via relation hyperplanes. For a relation

, TransH models the relation as a vector on a hyperplane defined by normal vector . For a triple , the entity embeddings and are first projected to the hyperplane of . By constraining , we have the penalty function where .

TransR [Lin et al.2015] embeds relations in a separate space from entities by a relation-specific matrix that projects from entity space to relation space and a shared relation vector that translates in relation space by . We use this model as the inspiration for our linear penalty function.

The Neural Tensor Network (NTN; socher2013reasoning) defines a score function where is a relation-specific linear layer, is the tanh operation applied element-wise, is a 3-way tensor, and are weight matrices. All of these models can be directly incorporated in our Functional Retrofitting framework.

4 Functional Retrofitting

We propose the framework of Functional Retrofitting (FR) to incorporate a set of relation-specific penalty functions which penalizes embeddings of entities with dimensionalities , respectively. This gives the complete minimization:


where is observed from distributional data, and set the relative strengths of the distributional data and the knowledge graph structure, and regularizes with strength set by . is the negative space of the knowledge graph, a set of edges that are not annotated in the knowledge graph. FR uses to penalize relations that are implied by the representations but not annotated in the graph. To populate , we sample a single negative edge with the same outgoing vertex for each true edge . The user can calibrate trust in the completeness of the knowledge graph via the hyperparameter.

In contrast to prior retrofitting work, FR explicitly encodes directed relations. This allows the model to fit graphs which contain diverse relation types and entities embedded in disconnected vector spaces. Here, we compare the performance of two instantiations of FR – one with all linear relations and one with all neural relations – and show that even these simple models provide significant performance improvements. In practice, we recommend that users select relation-specific functions in accordance with the semantics of their graph’s relations.

4.1 Linear Relations

We implement a linear relational penalty function with regularization for minimization of:


Identity Relations

Faruqui-etal:2015’s model is a special case of this formulation in which

Throughout the remainder of this paper, we refer to this baseline model as the “FR-Identity” retrofitting method.


We initialize embeddings as those learned from distributional data and relations to imply similarity:

where is the out-degree of vertex for relation type , is a hyperparameter to trade off distributional data against structural data, and sets the trust in completeness of the knowledge graph structure. In our experiments, we use for straightforward comparison with the method of Faruqui-etal:2015 and optimize by cross-validation. Given prior knowledge about the semantic meaning of relations, we could initialize relations to respect these meanings (e.g., antonymy could be represented by ).

Learning Procedure

We optimize this model by block optimization. Conveniently, we have closed-form solutions where the partial derivatives of Eq. 3 equal :


Constraining to be orthogonal by , we have where


4.2 Neural Relations

We also instantiate FR with a neural penalty function where is the element-wise tanh operation, , again with

regularization.We initialize weights in a similar manner as for the linear relations and update via stochastic gradient descent. In our experiments, we use

, and sample the same number of non-neighbors as true neighbors.

5 Experiments

We test FR on four knowledge graphs. The first two are standard lexical knowledge graphs (FrameNet, WordNet) in which FR significantly improves retrofitting quality on complex graphs and loses no accuracy on simple graphs. The final two graphs are large healthcare ontologies (SNOMED-CT, Roam Health Knowledge Graph), which demonstrate the scalability of the framework and the utility of the new embeddings.

For each graph, we successively evaluate link prediction accuracy after retrofitting to links of other relation types. Specifically, for each relation type , we retrofit to where is the set of edges with all relations of type

removed. After retrofitting, we train a Random Forest classifier to predict the presence of relation

between entities and (with 70% of vertices selected as training examples and the remainder reserved for testing). To have balanced class labels, we sample an equivalent number of non-edges, with and . Thus, the random baseline classification rate is set to . Other baselines are the embeddings built from distributional data and the retrofitting method of Faruqui-etal:2015, denoted as “None” and “FR-Identity”, respectively.

5.1 FrameNet

FrameNet [Baker et al.1998, Fillmore et al.2003] is a linguistic knowledge graph containing information about lexical and predicate argument semantics of the English language. FrameNet contains two distinct entity classes: frames and lexical units, where a frame is a meaning and a lexical unit is a single meaning for a word. To create a graph from FrameNet, we connect lexical unit to frame if occurs in . We denote this relation as “Frame”, and its inverse “Lexical unit”. Finally, we connect frames by the structure of FrameNet (Table 6). Distributional embeddings are from the Google News pre-trained Word2Vec model [Mikolov et al.2013a]; the counts of each entity type that were also found in the distributional corpus are shown in Table 6.


As seen in Table 1, the representations learned by FR-Linear and FR-Neural are significantly more useful for link prediction than those of the baseline methods.

center Retrofitting Model ‘Inheritance’ ‘Using’ ‘Reframing Mapping’ ‘Subframe’ ‘Perspective On’ (2132/992) (1552/668) (544/312) (356/168) (336/148) None FR-Identity FR-Linear FR-Neural center Retrofitting Model ‘Precedes’ ‘See Also’ ‘Causative Of’ ‘Inchoative Of’ (220/136) (268/76) (204/36) (60/16) None FR-Identity FR-Linear FR-Neural

Table 1:

Retrofitting to FrameNet. Reported values are mean and standard deviation of the link prediction accuracies over three experiments. The number of edges used for (training/testing) is shown below each edge type.

5.2 WordNet

WordNet [Miller1995, Fellbaum2005] is a lexical database consisting of words (lemmas) which are grouped into unordered sets of synonyms (synsets). To examine the performance of FR on knowledge graphs which predominately satisfy the assumptions of Faruqui-etal:2015, we extract a simple knowledge graph of lemmas and the connections between these lemmas that are annotated in WordNet. These connections are dominated by hypernymy and hyponymy (Table 7), which correlate with similarity, so we expect the baseline retrofitting method to perform well.


As seen in Table 2

, the increased flexibility of the FR framework does not degrade embedding quality even when this extra flexibility is not intuitively necessary. Here, we evaluate standard lexical metrics for word embeddings: word similarity and syntatic relations. For word similiarity tasks, the evaluation metric is the Spearman correlation between predicted and annotated similarities; for syntatic relation, the evaluation metric is the mean cosine similarity between the learned representation of the correct answer and the prediction by the vector offset method

[Mikolov et al.2013b]. In contrast to our other experiments, here the only stochastic behavior is due to stochastic gradient descent training, not sampling of evaluation samples. Even though the WordNet knowledge graph largely satisfies the assumptions of the naïve retrofitting model, the flexible FR framework achieves sustained improvements for both word similarity datasets (WordSim-353; finkelstein2001placing, Mturk-771111, and MTurk-287and syntatic relations (Google Analogy Test Set222

center Retrofitting Model Word Similarity Syntactic Relation WordSim-353 MTurk-771 MTurk-287 Google Analogy None FR-Identity FR-Linear FR-Neural

Table 2: Retrofitting to WordNet. Reported values are Spearman correlations for the word similarity tasks and mean cosine similarity for the syntatic relation task. These are deterministic evaluations, so the only source of stochasticity is the optimization of the FR-Neural model.

5.3 Snomed-Ct

SNOMED-CT is an ontology of clinical healthcare terms and concepts including diseases, treatments, anatomical terms, and many other types of entities. From the publicly available SNOMED-CT knowledge graph,333 we extracted 327,001 entities and 3,809,639 edges of 169 different types (Table 8). To create distributional embeddings, we first link each SNOMED-CT concept to a set of Wikipedia articles by indexing the associated search terms in WikiData.444 We aggregate each article set by the method of arora2016simple, which performs TF-IDF weighted aggregation of pre-trained term embeddings to create sophisticated distributional embeddings of SNOMED-CT concepts. This creates a single 300-dimensional vector for each entity.


As the SNOMED-CT ontology is dominated by synonymy-like relations, we expect the simple retrofitting methods to perform well. Nevertheless, we see minimal loss in link prediction performance by using the more flexible FR framework (Table 3). Our implementation supports the use of different function classes to represent different relation types; in practice, we recommend that users select function classes in accordance with relation semantics.

center Retrofitting Model ‘Has Finding Site’ ‘Has Pathological Process’ ‘Due to’ ‘Cause of’ (113748/49070) (19318/8124) (5042/2042) (1166/376) None FR-Identity FR-Linear FR-Neural

Table 3: Retrofitting to SNOMED-CT. Reported values are mean and standard deviation of the link prediction accuracies over three experiments. The number of edges used for (training/testing) is shown below each edge type.

5.4 Roam Health Knowledge Graph

Finally, we investigate the utility of FR in the Roam Health Knowledge Graph (RHKG). The RHKG is a rich picture of the world of healthcare, with connections into numerous data sources: diverse medical ontologies, provider profiles and networks, product approvals and recalls, population health statistics, academic publications, financial data, clinical trial summaries and statistics, and many others. As of June 2, 2017 the RHKG contains 209,053,294 vertices, 1,021,163,726 edges, and 6,231,287,999 attributes. Here, we build an instance of the RHKG using only public data sources involving drugs and diseases. The structure of this knowledge graph is summarized in Table 9. In total, we select 48,649 disease–disease relations, 227,051 drug–drug relations, and 13,667 drug–disease relations used for retrofitting. A disjoint set of 11,306 drug–disease relations is reserved for evaluation.

In the RHKG, as in many industrial knowledge graphs, different distributional corpora are available for each type of entity. First, we mine 2.9M clinical texts for co-occurrence counts in physician notes. After counting co-occurrences, we perform a pointwise mutual information transform and row normalization to generate embeddings for each entity. For drug embeddings, we supplement these embeddings with physician prescription habits. We extract prescription counts for each of 808,020 providers in the 2013 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) dataset555 and 837,629 providers in the 2014 CMS dataset. By aggregating prescriptions counts across provider specialty, we produce 201-dimensional distributional embeddings for each drug. Finally, we retrofit these distributional embeddings to the structure of the knowledge graph (excluding ‘Treats’ edges reserved for evaluation).


As shown in Table 5, the FR framework significantly improves prediction of ‘Treats’ relations. We hypothesize that this is due to the separable nature of the graph; as seen in Figure 2, the FR retrofitting framework can learn Disease and Drug subgraphs that are nearly separable. In contrast, Identity retrofitting generates a single connected space and distorts the embeddings.

Figure 2: t-SNE Projections of the retrofitted embeddings of the drugs (blue) and diseases (orange) in the Roam Health Knowledge Graph, with selected annotations reflecting the ‘Treats’ relation. The distributional space strongly separates the two kinds of entity because their representations were learned in different ways. Identity retrofitting blurs this basic semantic distinction in order to make diseases and drugs in ‘Treats’ relations more similar. As Table 5 shows, the FR models achieve this same unification, but they need not distort the basic drug/disease distinction to do it.

center Retrofitting Model Drug Disease Target Model
None Naproxen Ankylosing Spondylitis Y Latanoprost Superficial injury of ankle, foot and toes N Pulmicort Psoriasis, unspecified Y Furosemide Aneurysm of unspecified site Y Desonide Chlamydial lymphogranuloma (venereum) N FR-Identity Latanoprost Superficial injury of ankle, foot and toes N Elixophyllin Pneumonia in diseases classified elsewhere Y Furosemide Aneurysm of unspecified site Y Oxistat Mycosis fungoides Y Trifluridine Congenital Pneumonia N FR-Linear Kenalog Unspecified contact dermatitis Y Kenalog Pemphigus Y Methyprednisolone Acetate Nephrotic Syndrome Y Furosemide Aneurysm of unspecified site Y Dexamethasone Pemphigus Y FR-Neural Onglyza Type 2 diabetes mellitus Y Pradaxa Essential (primary) hypertension Y Oxytocin Pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Y Terbutaline sulfate HIV 2 as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere N Lipitor Cerebral infarction Y

Table 4: Highest confidence drug targets that were not annotated in the Roam Health Knowledge Graph.
Table 5: Drug-Disease Link Prediction Accuracies.

We also investigate the predictions induced by the retrofitted representations. An interesting use of healthcare knowledge graphs is to predict drug retargets, that is, diseases for which there is no annotated treatment relationship with the drug but such a relationship may exist medically. As shown in Table 4, the top retargets predicted by the linear retrofitting model are all medically plausible. In particular, the model confidently predicts that Kenalog would treat contact dermatitis, an effect also found in a clinical trial [Usatine and Riojas2010].The second most confident prediction of drug retargets was that Kenalog can treat pemphigus, which is indicated on Kenalog’s drug label,666 but was not previously included in the knowledge graph. The third prediction was that methyprednisolone acetate would treat nephrotic syndrome, which is reasonable as the drug is now labelled to treat idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.777 Interestingly, several models predict that furosemide treats “aneurysm of unspecified site”, a relationship not indicated on the drug label888, though furosemide has been observed to reduce intracranial pressure [Samson and Beyer Jr1982], a key factor in brain aneurysms. Finally, both the distributional data and the embeddings produced by the baseline identity retrofitting model make the nonsensical prediction that Latanoprost, a medication used to treat intraocular pressure, would also treat superficial ankle and foot injuries.

The accuracy of the predictions from the more complex models underscores the utility of the new framework for retrofitting distributional embeddings to knowledge graphs with relations that do not imply similarity.

6 Conclusions and Future Work

We have presented Functional Retrofitting, a new framework for post-hoc retrofitting of entity embeddings to the structure of a knowledge graph. By explicitly modeling pairwise relations, this framework allows users to encode, learn, and extract information about relation semantics while simultaneously updating entity representations. This framework extends the popular concept of retrofitting to knowledge graphs with diverse entity and relation types. Functional Retrofitting is especially beneficial for graphs in which distinct distributional corpora are available for different entity classes, but it loses no accuracy when applied to simpler knowledge graphs. Finally, we are interested in the possibility of improvements to the optimization procedure outlined in this paper, including dynamic updates of the and parameters to increase trust in the graph structure while the relation functions are learned.


We would like to thank Adam Foster, Ben Peloquin, JJ Plecs, and Will Hamilton for insightful comments, and anonymous reviewers for constructive criticism.


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Appendix A Structure of Knowledge Graphs

a.1 FrameNet

The structure of the FrameNet [Baker et al.1998, Fillmore et al.2003] knowledge graph is shown in Table 6.

Entity Type Count W2V Count
Token 13572 12167
Frame 1221 464
Edge Type Connects Count
Frame Token  Frame 13572
Lexical_Unit Frame  Token 13572
Inheritance Frame  Frame 1562
Using Frame  Frame 1110
ReFraming_Mapping Frame  Frame 428
Persepctive_on Frame  Frame 242
Precedes Frame  Frame 178
See_also Frame  Frame 172
Causative_of Frame  Frame 120
Inchoative_of Frame  Frame 38
Metaphor Frame  Frame 8
Table 6: Structure of the FrameNet knowledge graph.

a.2 WordNet

The structure of the WordNet knowledge graph [Miller1995] is shown in Table 7.

Entity Type Count W2V Count
Lemma 206978 115635
Edge Type Count
Hypernym 136,235
Hyponym 136,235
Derivationally Related Form 60,250
Antonym 5,922
Pertainym 5,573
Usage Domain 69
Table 7: Structure of the WordNet knowledge graph.

a.3 Snomed-Ct

The structure of the knowledge graph extracted from the SNOMED-CT ontology is shown in Table 8.

center Edge Type Count Edge Type Count associated_clinical_finding 493258 child 242130 has_finding_site 205263 has_method 200507 has_associated_morphology 169778 has_procedure_site 79171 has_causative_agent 69284 interprets 67900 has_active_ingredient 58976 part_of 47776 has_direct_procedure_site 45693 mapped_to 37287 same_as 30670 has_pathological_process 23641 has_dose_form 23259 has_intent 22845 causative_agent_of 19833 finding_site_of 19525 has_direct_morphology 18380 has_direct_substance 16913 has_component 15597 has_indirect_procedure_site 15596 occurs_in 14003 possibly_equivalent_to 13459 has_finding_method 12754 active_ingredient_of 12423 has_definitional_manifestation 11788 has_direct_device 11223 is_interpreted_by 10908 has_interpretation 10077 procedure_site_of 9559 occurs_after 7825 has_temporal_context 7786 associated_morphology_of 7524 has_subject_relationship_context 7465 has_part 6851 uses_device 6407 associated_with 6399 has_measured_component 6353 uses 6221 has_associated_finding 6205 has_focus 6122 uses_substance 5474 component_of 5256 temporally_follows 5029 due_to 4884 has_finding_context 4883 direct_procedure_site_of 4252 has_specimen 3767 replaces 3726 has_laterality 3641 associated_finding_of 3432 has_associated_procedure 3397 has_clinical_course 3309 has_course 3241 has_procedure_context 2945 has_approach 2808 measured_component_of 2741 has_access 2660 has_specimen_source_topography 2457 has_finding_informer 2229 has_onset 2168 has_priority 1854 mth_xml_form_of 1794 mth_plain_text_form_of 1794 mth_has_xml_form 1794 mth_has_plain_text_form 1794 direct_substance_of 1783 focus_of 1680 indirect_procedure_site_of 1662 has_revision_status 1599 uses_access_device 1587 has_access_instrument 1518 direct_device_of 1434 has_indirect_morphology 1426 associated_procedure_of 1320 has_specimen_procedure 1309 has_communication_with_wound 1155 cause_of 1121 has_extent 1082 has_specimen_substance 1030 method_of 921 has_procedure_device 770 uses_energy 753 has_procedure_morphology 752 has_surgical_approach 697 dose_form_of 676 direct_morphology_of 673 referred_to_by 667 has_associated_etiologic_finding 656 used_by 608 priority_of 586 specimen_source_topography_of 584 occurs_before 574 specimen_procedure_of 555 has_severity 525 device_used_by 525 substance_used_by 507 definitional_manifestation_of 436 temporally_followed_by 406 has_specimen_source_identity 327 has_property 282 has_instrumentation 274 has_subject_of_information 272 has_specimen_source_morphology 251 access_instrument_of 226 has_scale_type 206 specimen_substance_of 171 has_episodicity 168 has_route_of_administration 143 has_recipient_category 143 associated_etiologic_finding_of 143 specimen_of 134 approach_of 125 subject_relationship_context_of 115 has_indirect_device 114 interpretation_of 109 procedure_device_of 107 course_of 106 indirect_morphology_of 10

Table 8: Structure of the SNOMED-CT knowledge graph.

a.4 Roam Health Knowledge Graph

The structure of the extracted subgraph of the RHKG is summarized in Table 9. A disjoint set of 11,306 drug–disease relations is reserved for evaluation.

Entity Type Count
Drug 223,019
Disease 95,559
Edge Type Connects Count
Ingredient Of Drug   Drug 49,218
Has Ingredient Drug   Drug 49,208
Is A Drug   Drug 28,297
Has Descendent Disease   Disease 22,344
Treats Drug   Disease 19,374
Has Active Ingredient Drug   Drug 18,422
Has Child Disease   Disease 18,066
Active Ingredient Of Drug   Drug 17,175
Has TradeName Drug   Drug 11,783
TradeName Of Drug   Drug 11,783
Inverse Is A Drug   Drug 10,369
Has Symptom Disease   Disease 7,892
Part Of Drug   Drug 6,882
Has Part Drug   Drug 6,624
Same As Drug   Drug 5,882
Precise Ingredient Of Drug   Drug 3,562
Has Precise Ingredient Drug   Drug 3,562
Possibly Equivalent To Drug   Drug 1,233
Causative Agent of Drug   Drug 1,070
Has Form Drug   Drug 602
Form of Drug   Drug 602
Component of Drug   Drug 436
Includes Disease   Disease 347
Has Dose Form Drug   Drug 138
Table 9: Structure of the subgraph of the Roam Health Knowledge Graph.