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Articles Tagged: Natural language generation

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COLUMN: INIT

In search of a strategy against misinformation

By Numair Khan, September 2020

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SECTION: Features

OpenGPT-2

When OpenAI released its billion-parameter language model GPT-2, their attempts to withhold the model inspired two researchers to use open research practices to combat the misuse of machine learning.

By Vanya Cohen, Aaron Gokaslan, September 2020

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Towards a user-friendly semantic formalism for natural language generation

Computational semantics has become an interesting and important branch of computational linguistics. Born from the fusion of formal semantics and computer science, it is concerned with the automated processing of meaning associated with natural language expressions [2]. Systems of semantic representation, hereafter referred to as semantic formalisms, exist to describe meaning underlying natural language expressions. To date, several formalisms have been defined by researchers from a number of diverse disciplines including philosophy, logic, psychology and linguistics. These formalisms have a number of different applications in the realm of computer science. For example, in machine translation a sentence could be parsed and translated into a series of semantic expressions, which could then be used to generate an utterance with the same meaning in a different language [14]. This paper presents two existing formalisms and examines their user-friendliness. Additionally, a new form of semantic representation is proposed with wide coverage and user-friendliness suitable for a computational linguist.

By Craig Thomas, December 2008

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