UAICS at SemEval-2020 Task 4: Using a Bidirectional Transformer for Task a

Ciprian-Gabriel Cusmuliuc, Lucia-Georgiana Coca, Adrian Iftene


Abstract
Commonsense Validation and Explanation has been a difficult task for machines since the dawn of computing. Although very trivial to humans it poses a high complexity for machines due to the necessity of inference over a pre-existing knowledge base. In order to try and solve this problem the SemEval 2020 Task 4 - ”Commonsense Validation and Explanation (ComVE)” aims to evaluate systems capable of multiple stages of ComVE. The challenge includes 3 tasks (A, B and C), each with it’s own requirements. Our team participated only in task A which required selecting the statement that made the least sense. We choose to use a bidirectional transformer in order to solve the challenge, this paper presents the details of our method, runs and result.
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2020.semeval-1.77
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Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on Semantic Evaluation
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December
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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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609–613
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