The RepEval 2017 Shared Task: Multi-Genre Natural Language Inference with Sentence Representations

Nikita Nangia, Adina Williams, Angeliki Lazaridou, Samuel Bowman


Abstract
This paper presents the results of the RepEval 2017 Shared Task, which evaluated neural network sentence representation learning models on the Multi-Genre Natural Language Inference corpus (MultiNLI) recently introduced by Williams et al. (2017). All of the five participating teams beat the bidirectional LSTM (BiLSTM) and continuous bag of words baselines reported in Williams et al. The best single model used stacked BiLSTMs with residual connections to extract sentence features and reached 74.5% accuracy on the genre-matched test set. Surprisingly, the results of the competition were fairly consistent across the genre-matched and genre-mismatched test sets, and across subsets of the test data representing a variety of linguistic phenomena, suggesting that all of the submitted systems learned reasonably domain-independent representations for sentence meaning.
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W17-5301
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Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP
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September
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2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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RepEval | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1–10
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-5301
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10.18653/v1/W17-5301
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