IIIDYT at SemEval-2018 Task 3: Irony detection in English tweets

Edison Marrese-Taylor, Suzana Ilic, Jorge Balazs, Helmut Prendinger, Yutaka Matsuo


Abstract
In this paper we introduce our system for the task of Irony detection in English tweets, a part of SemEval 2018. We propose representation learning approach that relies on a multi-layered bidirectional LSTM, without using external features that provide additional semantic information. Although our model is able to outperform the baseline in the validation set, our results show limited generalization power over the test set. Given the limited size of the dataset, we think the usage of more pre-training schemes would greatly improve the obtained results.
Anthology ID:
S18-1087
Volume:
Proceedings of The 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation
Month:
June
Year:
2018
Address:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Venue:
*SEMEVAL
SIGs:
SIGLEX | SIGSEM
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
537–540
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URL:
https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S18-1087
DOI:
10.18653/v1/S18-1087
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