Norbert Kis-Szabó


Quasi-Multitask Learning: an Efficient Surrogate for Obtaining Model Ensembles
Norbert Kis-Szabó | Gábor Berend
Proceedings of SustaiNLP: Workshop on Simple and Efficient Natural Language Processing

We propose the technique of quasi-multitask learning (Q-MTL), a simple and easy to implement modification of standard multitask learning, in which the tasks to be modeled are identical. With this easy modification of a standard neural classifier we can get benefits similar to an ensemble of classifiers with a fraction of the resources required.We illustrate it through a series of sequence labeling experiments over a diverse set of languages, that applying Q-MTL consistently increases the generalization ability of the applied models. The proposed architecture can be regarded as a new regularization technique that encourages the model to develop an internal representation of the problem at hand which is beneficial to multiple output units of the classifier at the same time. Our experiments corroborate that by relying on the proposed algorithm, we can approximate the quality of an ensemble of classifiers at a fraction of computational resources required. Additionally, our results suggest that Q-MTL handles the presence of noisy training labels better than ensembles.

ProsperAMnet at the FinSim Task: Detecting hypernyms of financial concepts via measuring the information stored in sparse word representations
Gábor Berend | Norbert Kis-Szabó | Zsolt Szántó
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing