Breeding Fillmore’s Chickens and Hatching the Eggs: Recombining Frames and Roles in Frame-Semantic Parsing

Gosse Minnema, Malvina Nissim


Abstract
Frame-semantic parsers traditionally predict predicates, frames, and semantic roles in a fixed order. This paper explores the ‘chicken-or-egg’ problem of interdependencies between these components theoretically and practically. We introduce a flexible BERT-based sequence labeling architecture that allows for predicting frames and roles independently from each other or combining them in several ways. Our results show that our setups can approximate more complex traditional models’ performance, while allowing for a clearer view of the interdependencies between the pipeline’s components, and of how frame and role prediction models make different use of BERT’s layers.
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2021.iwcs-1.15
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Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS)
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June
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2021
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Groningen, The Netherlands (online)
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IWCS
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SIGSEM
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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155–165
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Gosse Minnema and Malvina Nissim. 2021. Breeding Fillmore’s Chickens and Hatching the Eggs: Recombining Frames and Roles in Frame-Semantic Parsing. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), pages 155–165, Groningen, The Netherlands (online). Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Breeding Fillmore’s Chickens and Hatching the Eggs: Recombining Frames and Roles in Frame-Semantic Parsing (Minnema & Nissim, IWCS 2021)
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