The IMSCUBoulder System for the SIGMORPHON 2020 Shared Task on Unsupervised Morphological Paradigm Completion

Manuel Mager, Katharina Kann


Abstract
In this paper, we present the systems of the University of Stuttgart IMS and the University of Colorado Boulder (IMS--CUBoulder) for SIGMORPHON 2020 Task 2 on unsupervised morphological paradigm completion (Kann et al., 2020). The task consists of generating the morphological paradigms of a set of lemmas, given only the lemmas themselves and unlabeled text. Our proposed system is a modified version of the baseline introduced together with the task. In particular, we experiment with substituting the inflection generation component with an LSTM sequence-to-sequence model and an LSTM pointer-generator network. Our pointer-generator system obtains the best score of all seven submitted systems on average over all languages, and outperforms the official baseline, which was best overall, on Bulgarian and Kannada.
Anthology ID:
2020.sigmorphon-1.9
Volume:
Proceedings of the 17th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
Month:
July
Year:
2020
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Online
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ACL | SIGMORPHON | WS
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SIGMORPHON
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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99–105
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.sigmorphon-1.9
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2020.sigmorphon-1.9
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