Abigail S. Gertner

Also published as: Abigail Gertner


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MITRE at SemEval-2019 Task 5: Transfer Learning for Multilingual Hate Speech Detection
Abigail Gertner | John Henderson | Elizabeth Merkhofer | Amy Marsh | Ben Wellner | Guido Zarrella
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

This paper describes MITRE’s participation in SemEval-2019 Task 5, HatEval: Multilingual detection of hate speech against immigrants and women in Twitter. The techniques explored range from simple bag-of-ngrams classifiers to neural architectures with varied attention mechanisms. We describe several styles of transfer learning from auxiliary tasks, including a novel method for adapting pre-trained BERT models to Twitter data. Logistic regression ties the systems together into an ensemble submitted for evaluation. The resulting system was used to produce predictions for all four HatEval subtasks, achieving the best mean rank of all teams that participated in all four conditions.


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Dialogue complexity with portability? Research directions for the Information State approach
Carl Burke | Christy Doran | Abigail Gertner | Andy Gregorowicz | Lisa Harper | Joel Korb | Dan Loehr
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Research Directions in Dialogue Processing


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Upholding the Maxim of Relevance during Patient-Centered Activities
Abigail S. Gertner | Bonnie L. Webber | John R. Clarke
Fourth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing