Principled Frameworks for Evaluating Ethics in NLP Systems

Shrimai Prabhumoye, Elijah Mayfield, Alan W Black


Abstract
We critique recent work on ethics in natural language processing. Those discussions have focused on data collection, experimental design, and interventions in modeling. But we argue that we ought to first understand the frameworks of ethics that are being used to evaluate the fairness and justice of algorithmic systems. Here, we begin that discussion by outlining deontological and consequentialist ethics, and make predictions on the research agenda prioritized by each.
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W19-3637
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Proceedings of the 2019 Workshop on Widening NLP
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August
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2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | WS | WiNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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118–121
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-3637
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