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How much do language models copy from their training data? Evaluating linguistic novelty in text generation using RAVEN

Nov 18, 2021
R. Thomas McCoy, Paul Smolensky, Tal Linzen, Jianfeng Gao, Asli Celikyilmaz

* 10 pages, plus 39 pages of appendices 

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Picking BERT's Brain: Probing for Linguistic Dependencies in Contextualized Embeddings Using Representational Similarity Analysis

Nov 24, 2020
Michael A. Lepori, R. Thomas McCoy

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Universal linguistic inductive biases via meta-learning

Jun 29, 2020
R. Thomas McCoy, Erin Grant, Paul Smolensky, Thomas L. Griffiths, Tal Linzen

* To appear in the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 

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Representations of Syntax [MASK] Useful: Effects of Constituency and Dependency Structure in Recursive LSTMs

Apr 30, 2020
Michael A. Lepori, Tal Linzen, R. Thomas McCoy

* To appear in Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2020) 

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Syntactic Data Augmentation Increases Robustness to Inference Heuristics

Apr 24, 2020
Junghyun Min, R. Thomas McCoy, Dipanjan Das, Emily Pitler, Tal Linzen

* ACL 2020 

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Does syntax need to grow on trees? Sources of hierarchical inductive bias in sequence-to-sequence networks

Jan 10, 2020
R. Thomas McCoy, Robert Frank, Tal Linzen

* 12 pages, 10 figures; accepted to TACL 

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BERTs of a feather do not generalize together: Large variability in generalization across models with similar test set performance

Nov 07, 2019
R. Thomas McCoy, Junghyun Min, Tal Linzen

* 7 pages, 4 figures 

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Probing What Different NLP Tasks Teach Machines about Function Word Comprehension

Apr 25, 2019
Najoung Kim, Roma Patel, Adam Poliak, Alex Wang, Patrick Xia, R. Thomas McCoy, Ian Tenney, Alexis Ross, Tal Linzen, Benjamin Van Durme, Samuel R. Bowman, Ellie Pavlick

* Accepted to *SEM 2019 

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Right for the Wrong Reasons: Diagnosing Syntactic Heuristics in Natural Language Inference

Feb 04, 2019
R. Thomas McCoy, Ellie Pavlick, Tal Linzen

* 8 pages plus references and appendices 

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Looking for ELMo's friends: Sentence-Level Pretraining Beyond Language Modeling

Dec 28, 2018
Samuel R. Bowman, Ellie Pavlick, Edouard Grave, Benjamin Van Durme, Alex Wang, Jan Hula, Patrick Xia, Raghavendra Pappagari, R. Thomas McCoy, Roma Patel, Najoung Kim, Ian Tenney, Yinghui Huang, Katherin Yu, Shuning Jin, Berlin Chen

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RNNs Implicitly Implement Tensor Product Representations

Dec 20, 2018
R. Thomas McCoy, Tal Linzen, Ewan Dunbar, Paul Smolensky

* 8 pages plus references and appendices 

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Non-entailed subsequences as a challenge for natural language inference

Nov 30, 2018
R. Thomas McCoy, Tal Linzen

* Accepted as an abstract for SCiL 2019; added acknowledgments 

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Revisiting the poverty of the stimulus: hierarchical generalization without a hierarchical bias in recurrent neural networks

Jun 08, 2018
R. Thomas McCoy, Robert Frank, Tal Linzen

* Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 10 pages 

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