NHK_STRL at WNUT-2020 Task 2: GATs with Syntactic Dependencies as Edges and CTC-based Loss for Text Classification

Yuki Yasuda, Taichi Ishiwatari, Taro Miyazaki, Jun Goto


Abstract
The outbreak of COVID-19 has greatly impacted our daily lives. In these circumstances, it is important to grasp the latest information to avoid causing too much fear and panic. To help grasp new information, extracting information from social networking sites is one of the effective ways. In this paper, we describe a method to identify whether a tweet related to COVID-19 is informative or not, which can help to grasp new information. The key features of our method are its use of graph attention networks to encode syntactic dependencies and word positions in the sentence, and a loss function based on connectionist temporal classification (CTC) that can learn a label for each token without reference data for each token. Experimental results show that the proposed method achieved an F1 score of 0.9175, out- performing baseline methods.
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2020.wnut-1.43
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Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT 2020)
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November
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2020
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Online
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EMNLP | WNUT
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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324–330
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10.18653/v1/2020.wnut-1.43
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Yuki Yasuda, Taichi Ishiwatari, Taro Miyazaki, and Jun Goto. 2020. NHK_STRL at WNUT-2020 Task 2: GATs with Syntactic Dependencies as Edges and CTC-based Loss for Text Classification. In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT 2020), pages 324–330, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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NHK_STRL at WNUT-2020 Task 2: GATs with Syntactic Dependencies as Edges and CTC-based Loss for Text Classification (Yasuda et al., WNUT 2020)
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