IIITT at CASE 2021 Task 1: Leveraging Pretrained Language Models for Multilingual Protest Detection

Pawan Kalyan, Duddukunta Reddy, Adeep Hande, Ruba Priyadharshini, Ratnasingam Sakuntharaj, Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi


Abstract
In a world abounding in constant protests resulting from events like a global pandemic, climate change, religious or political conflicts, there has always been a need to detect events/protests before getting amplified by news media or social media. This paper demonstrates our work on the sentence classification subtask of multilingual protest detection in CASE@ACL-IJCNLP 2021. We approached this task by employing various multilingual pre-trained transformer models to classify if any sentence contains information about an event that has transpired or not. We performed soft voting over the models, achieving the best results among the models, accomplishing a macro F1-Score of 0.8291, 0.7578, and 0.7951 in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, respectively.
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2021.case-1.13
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Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Challenges and Applications of Automated Extraction of Socio-political Events from Text (CASE 2021)
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August
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2021
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Online
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ACL | CASE | IJCNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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98–104
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.case-1.13
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.case-1.13
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Pawan Kalyan, Duddukunta Reddy, Adeep Hande, Ruba Priyadharshini, Ratnasingam Sakuntharaj, and Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi. 2021. IIITT at CASE 2021 Task 1: Leveraging Pretrained Language Models for Multilingual Protest Detection. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Challenges and Applications of Automated Extraction of Socio-political Events from Text (CASE 2021), pages 98–104, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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IIITT at CASE 2021 Task 1: Leveraging Pretrained Language Models for Multilingual Protest Detection (Kalyan et al., CASE 2021)
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 adeeph/case-2021-task-1