Maximum Bayes Smatch Ensemble Distillation for AMR Parsing

Young-Suk Lee, Ramón Astudillo, Hoang Thanh Lam, Tahira Naseem, Radu Florian, Salim Roukos


Abstract
AMR parsing has experienced an unprecendented increase in performance in the last three years, due to a mixture of effects including architecture improvements and transfer learning. Self-learning techniques have also played a role in pushing performance forward. However, for most recent high performant parsers, the effect of self-learning and silver data augmentation seems to be fading. In this paper we propose to overcome this diminishing returns of silver data by combining Smatch-based ensembling techniques with ensemble distillation. In an extensive experimental setup, we push single model English parser performance to a new state-of-the-art, 85.9 (AMR2.0) and 84.3 (AMR3.0), and return to substantial gains from silver data augmentation. We also attain a new state-of-the-art for cross-lingual AMR parsing for Chinese, German, Italian and Spanish. Finally we explore the impact of the proposed technique on domain adaptation, and show that it can produce gains rivaling those of human annotated data for QALD-9 and achieve a new state-of-the-art for BioAMR.
Anthology ID:
2022.naacl-main.393
Volume:
Proceedings of the 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
Month:
July
Year:
2022
Address:
Seattle, United States
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NAACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
5379–5392
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2022.naacl-main.393
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2022.naacl-main.393
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Cite (ACL):
Young-Suk Lee, Ramón Astudillo, Hoang Thanh Lam, Tahira Naseem, Radu Florian, and Salim Roukos. 2022. Maximum Bayes Smatch Ensemble Distillation for AMR Parsing. In Proceedings of the 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pages 5379–5392, Seattle, United States. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
Maximum Bayes Smatch Ensemble Distillation for AMR Parsing (Lee et al., NAACL 2022)
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https://aclanthology.org/2022.naacl-main.393.pdf
Code
 IBM/transition-amr-parser +  additional community code
Data
BioLDC2017T10LDC2020T02