Konrad Kaczyński


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HOMADOS at SemEval-2021 Task 6: Multi-Task Learning for Propaganda Detection
Konrad Kaczyński | Piotr Przybyła
Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2021)

Among the tasks motivated by the proliferation of misinformation, propaganda detection is particularly challenging due to the deficit of fine-grained manual annotations required to train machine learning models. Here we show how data from other related tasks, including credibility assessment, can be leveraged in multi-task learning (MTL) framework to accelerate the training process. To that end, we design a BERT-based model with multiple output layers, train it in several MTL scenarios and perform evaluation against the SemEval gold standard.