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Title Improving a Neural-based Tagger for Multiword Expressions Identification
Authors Dušan Variš and Natalia Klyueva
Abstract In this paper, we present a set of improvements introduced to MUMULS, a tagger for the automatic detection of verbal multiword expressions. Our tagger participated in the PARSEME shared task and it was the only one based on neural networks. We show that character-level embeddings can improve the performance, mainly by reducing the out-of-vocabulary rate. Furthermore, replacing the softmax layer in the decoder by a conditional random field classifier brings additional improvements. Finally, we compare different context-aware feature representations of input tokens using various encoder architectures. The experiments on Czech show that the combination of character-level embeddings using a convolutional network, self-attentive encoding layer over the word representations and an output conditional random field classifier yields the best empirical results.
Topics Tools, Systems, Applications, Statistical And Machine Learning Methods, Multiword Expressions & Collocations
Full paper Improving a Neural-based Tagger for Multiword Expressions Identification
Bibtex @InProceedings{VARIŠ18.1071,
  author = {Dušan Variš and Natalia Klyueva},
  title = "{Improving a Neural-based Tagger for Multiword Expressions Identification}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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