MIDAS at SemEval-2020 Task 10: Emphasis Selection Using Label Distribution Learning and Contextual Embeddings

Sarthak Anand, Pradyumna Gupta, Hemant Yadav, Debanjan Mahata, Rakesh Gosangi, Haimin Zhang, Rajiv Ratn Shah


Abstract
This paper presents our submission to the SemEval 2020 - Task 10 on emphasis selection in written text. We approach this emphasis selection problem as a sequence labeling task where we represent the underlying text with various contextual embedding models. We also employ label distribution learning to account for annotator disagreements. We experiment with the choice of model architectures, trainability of layers, and different contextual embeddings. Our best performing architecture is an ensemble of different models, which achieved an overall matching score of 0.783, placing us 15th out of 31 participating teams. Lastly, we analyze the results in terms of parts of speech tags, sentence lengths, and word ordering.
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2020.semeval-1.219
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Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Semantic Evaluation
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December
Year:
2020
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Barcelona (online)
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*SEMEVAL | COLING
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SIGLEX
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International Committee for Computational Linguistics
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1678–1684
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