Kaden Griffith


Solving Arithmetic Word Problems Using Transformer and Pre-processing of Problem Texts
Kaden Griffith | Jugal Kalita
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON)

This paper outlines the use of Transformer networks trained to translate math word problems to equivalent arithmetic expressions in infix, prefix, and postfix notations. We compare results produced by a large number of neural configurations and find that most configurations outperform previously reported approaches on three of four datasets with significant increases in accuracy of over 20 percentage points. The best neural approaches boost accuracy by 30% on average when compared to the previous state-of-the-art.