MinGyou Sung


CLaC at SemEval-2020 Task 5: Muli-task Stacked Bi-LSTMs
MinGyou Sung | Parsa Bagherzadeh | Sabine Bergler
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

We consider detection of the span of antecedents and consequents in argumentative prose a structural, grammatical task. Our system comprises a set of stacked Bi-LSTMs trained on two complementary linguistic annotations. We explore the effectiveness of grammatical features (POS and clause type) through ablation. The reported experiments suggest that a multi-task learning approach using this external, grammatical knowledge is useful for detecting the extent of antecedents and consequents and performs nearly as well without the use of word embeddings.