Kartik Aggarwal


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NSIT@NLP4IF-2019: Propaganda Detection from News Articles using Transfer Learning
Kartik Aggarwal | Anubhav Sadana
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Internet Freedom: Censorship, Disinformation, and Propaganda

In this paper, we describe our approach and system description for NLP4IF 2019 Workshop: Shared Task on Fine-Grained Propaganda Detection. Given a sentence from a news article, the task is to detect whether the sentence contains a propagandistic agenda or not. The main contribution of our work is to evaluate the effectiveness of various transfer learning approaches like ELMo, BERT, and RoBERTa for propaganda detection. We show the use of Document Embeddings on the top of Stacked Embeddings combined with LSTM for identification of propagandistic context in the sentence. We further provide analysis of these models to show the effect of oversampling on the provided dataset. In the final test-set evaluation, our system ranked 21st with F1-score of 0.43 in the SLC Task.

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MIDAS at SemEval-2019 Task 9: Suggestion Mining from Online Reviews using ULMFit
Sarthak Anand | Debanjan Mahata | Kartik Aggarwal | Laiba Mehnaz | Simra Shahid | Haimin Zhang | Yaman Kumar | Rajiv Shah | Karan Uppal
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

In this paper we present our approach to tackle the Suggestion Mining from Online Reviews and Forums Sub-Task A. Given a review, we are asked to predict whether the review consists of a suggestion or not. Our model is based on Universal Language Model Fine-tuning for Text Classification. We apply various pre-processing techniques before training the language and the classification model. We further provide analysis of the model. Our team ranked 10th out of 34 participants, achieving an F1 score of 0.7011.