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On the Robustness of Reading Comprehension Models to Entity Renaming


Oct 16, 2021
Jun Yan, Yang Xiao, Sagnik Mukherjee, Bill Yuchen Lin, Robin Jia, Xiang Ren


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Sparse Distillation: Speeding Up Text Classification by Using Bigger Models


Oct 16, 2021
Qinyuan Ye, Madian Khabsa, Mike Lewis, Sinong Wang, Xiang Ren, Aaron Jaech


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Lifelong Pretraining: Continually Adapting Language Models to Emerging Corpora


Oct 16, 2021
Xisen Jin, Dejiao Zhang, Henghui Zhu, Wei Xiao, Shang-Wen Li, Xiaokai Wei, Andrew Arnold, Xiang Ren

* 8 pages 

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Think Before You Speak: Using Self-talk to Generate Implicit Commonsense Knowledge for Response Generation


Oct 16, 2021
Pei Zhou, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Seokhwan Kim, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* 13 pages, 2 figures, 7 tables 

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A Good Prompt Is Worth Millions of Parameters? Low-resource Prompt-based Learning for Vision-Language Models


Oct 16, 2021
Woojeong Jin, Yu Cheng, Yelong Shen, Weizhu Chen, Xiang Ren

* Preprint 

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Good Examples Make A Faster Learner: Simple Demonstration-based Learning for Low-resource NER


Oct 16, 2021
Dong-Ho Lee, Mahak Agarwal, Akshen Kadakia, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren

* 7 pages, 4 figures, 4 tables 

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KG-FiD: Infusing Knowledge Graph in Fusion-in-Decoder for Open-Domain Question Answering


Oct 08, 2021
Donghan Yu, Chenguang Zhu, Yuwei Fang, Wenhao Yu, Shuohang Wang, Yichong Xu, Xiang Ren, Yiming Yang, Michael Zeng


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Commonsense-Focused Dialogues for Response Generation: An Empirical Study


Sep 21, 2021
Pei Zhou, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Seokhwan Kim, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Accepted at SIGDIAL 2021. 12 pages, 5 tables 

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RockNER: A Simple Method to Create Adversarial Examples for Evaluating the Robustness of Named Entity Recognition Models


Sep 12, 2021
Bill Yuchen Lin, Wenyang Gao, Jun Yan, Ryan Moreno, Xiang Ren

* Accepted to EMNLP 2021 as a short paper. Project website: https://inklab.usc.edu/rockner/ 

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AutoTriggER: Named Entity Recognition with Auxiliary Trigger Extraction


Sep 10, 2021
Dong-Ho Lee, Ravi Kiran Selvam, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Bill Yuchen Lin, Mahak Agarwal, Fred Morstatter, Jay Pujara, Elizabeth Boschee, James Allan, Xiang Ren

* 10 pages, 12 figures, Best paper at [email protected] 2021 and presented at [email protected] 2021 

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Discretized Integrated Gradients for Explaining Language Models


Aug 31, 2021
Soumya Sanyal, Xiang Ren

* Accepted in EMNLP 2021 

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Improving Counterfactual Generation for Fair Hate Speech Detection


Aug 03, 2021
Aida Mostafazadeh Davani, Ali Omrani, Brendan Kennedy, Mohammad Atari, Xiang Ren, Morteza Dehghani

* 4-page paper Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (ACL 2021) 

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Do Language Models Perform Generalizable Commonsense Inference?


Jun 22, 2021
Peifeng Wang, Filip Ilievski, Muhao Chen, Xiang Ren

* 8 pages, 4 figures. Accepted to ACL'21 Findings 

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Common Sense Beyond English: Evaluating and Improving Multilingual Language Models for Commonsense Reasoning


Jun 13, 2021
Bill Yuchen Lin, Seyeon Lee, Xiaoyang Qiao, Xiang Ren

* Accepted to ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (long paper at main conference). Project website: https://inklab.usc.edu/XCSR/ 

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AdaTag: Multi-Attribute Value Extraction from Product Profiles with Adaptive Decoding


Jun 04, 2021
Jun Yan, Nasser Zalmout, Yan Liang, Christan Grant, Xiang Ren, Xin Luna Dong

* Accepted to ACL-IJCNLP 2021 

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Probing Causal Common Sense in Dialogue Response Generation


Apr 21, 2021
Pei Zhou, Pegah Jandaghi, Bill Yuchen Lin, Justin Cho, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren

* This article has been withdrawn by the authors. The submitted version was an early draft that has errors in the results which renders the analysis invalid 

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X-METRA-ADA: Cross-lingual Meta-Transfer Learning Adaptation to Natural Language Understanding and Question Answering


Apr 20, 2021
Meryem M'hamdi, Doo Soon Kim, Franck Dernoncourt, Trung Bui, Xiang Ren, Jonathan May

* NAACL 2021 

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On the Influence of Masking Policies in Intermediate Pre-training


Apr 18, 2021
Qinyuan Ye, Belinda Z. Li, Sinong Wang, Benjamin Bolte, Hao Ma, Wen-tau Yih, Xiang Ren, Madian Khabsa


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CrossFit: A Few-shot Learning Challenge for Cross-task Generalization in NLP


Apr 18, 2021
Qinyuan Ye, Bill Yuchen Lin, Xiang Ren


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FedNLP: A Research Platform for Federated Learning in Natural Language Processing


Apr 18, 2021
Bill Yuchen Lin, Chaoyang He, Zihang Zeng, Hulin Wang, Yufen Huang, Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Xiang Ren, Salman Avestimehr

* Github link: https://github.com/FedML-AI/FedNLP 

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Lifelong Learning of Few-shot Learners across NLP Tasks


Apr 18, 2021
Xisen Jin, Mohammad Rostami, Xiang Ren

* 9 pages 

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SalKG: Learning From Knowledge Graph Explanations for Commonsense Reasoning


Apr 18, 2021
Aaron Chan, Soumya Sanyal, Boyuan Long, Jiashu Xu, Tanishq Gupta, Xiang Ren

* 12 pages, 8 figures 

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On the Strengths of Cross-Attention in Pretrained Transformers for Machine Translation


Apr 18, 2021
Mozhdeh Gheini, Xiang Ren, Jonathan May


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Extract, Denoise, and Enforce: Evaluating and Predicting Lexical Constraints for Conditional Text Generation


Apr 18, 2021
Yuning Mao, Wenchang Ma, Deren Lei, Xiang Ren


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Lawyers are Dishonest? Quantifying Representational Harms in Commonsense Knowledge Resources


Mar 21, 2021
Ninareh Mehrabi, Pei Zhou, Fred Morstatter, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Aram Galstyan


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Refining Neural Networks with Compositional Explanations


Mar 18, 2021
Huihan Yao, Ying Chen, Qinyuan Ye, Xisen Jin, Xiang Ren


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Modality-specific Distillation


Jan 06, 2021
Woojeong Jin, Maziar Sanjabi, Shaoliang Nie, Liang Tan, Xiang Ren, Hamed Firooz

* Preprint 

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Zero-shot Learning by Generating Task-specific Adapters


Jan 02, 2021
Qinyuan Ye, Xiang Ren


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RiddleSense: Answering Riddle Questions as Commonsense Reasoning


Jan 02, 2021
Bill Yuchen Lin, Ziyi Wu, Yichi Yang, Dong-Ho Lee, Xiang Ren

* 10 pages, 6 figures; Project page: https://inklab.usc.edu/RiddleSense 

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