Qi Chen


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Prompt-based Zero-shot Text Classification with Conceptual Knowledge
Yuqi Wang | Wei Wang | Qi Chen | Kaizhu Huang | Anh Nguyen | Suparna De
Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 4: Student Research Workshop)

In recent years, pre-trained language models have garnered significant attention due to their effectiveness, which stems from the rich knowledge acquired during pre-training. To mitigate the inconsistency issues between pre-training tasks and downstream tasks and to facilitate the resolution of language-related issues, prompt-based approaches have been introduced, which are particularly useful in low-resource scenarios. However, existing approaches mostly rely on verbalizers to translate the predicted vocabulary to task-specific labels. The major limitations of this approach are the ignorance of potentially relevant domain-specific words and being biased by the pre-training data. To address these limitations, we propose a framework that incorporates conceptual knowledge for text classification in the extreme zero-shot setting. The framework includes prompt-based keyword extraction, weight assignment to each prompt keyword, and final representation estimation in the knowledge graph embedding space. We evaluated the method on four widely-used datasets for sentiment analysis and topic detection, demonstrating that it consistently outperforms recently-developed prompt-based approaches in the same experimental settings.


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MonaLog: a Lightweight System for Natural Language Inference Based on Monotonicity
Hai Hu | Qi Chen | Kyle Richardson | Atreyee Mukherjee | Lawrence S. Moss | Sandra Kuebler
Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics 2020


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Natural Language Inference with Monotonicity
Hai Hu | Qi Chen | Larry Moss
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computational Semantics - Short Papers

This paper describes a working system which performs natural language inference using polarity-marked parse trees. The system handles all of the instances of monotonicity inference in the FraCaS data set. Except for the initial parse, it is entirely deterministic. It handles multi-premise arguments, and the kind of inference performed is essentially “logical”, but it goes beyond what is representable in first-order logic. In any case, the system works on surface forms rather than on representations of any kind.


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Auto-Dialabel: Labeling Dialogue Data with Unsupervised Learning
Chen Shi | Qi Chen | Lei Sha | Sujian Li | Xu Sun | Houfeng Wang | Lintao Zhang
Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

The lack of labeled data is one of the main challenges when building a task-oriented dialogue system. Existing dialogue datasets usually rely on human labeling, which is expensive, limited in size, and in low coverage. In this paper, we instead propose our framework auto-dialabel to automatically cluster the dialogue intents and slots. In this framework, we collect a set of context features, leverage an autoencoder for feature assembly, and adapt a dynamic hierarchical clustering method for intent and slot labeling. Experimental results show that our framework can promote human labeling cost to a great extent, achieve good intent clustering accuracy (84.1%), and provide reasonable and instructive slot labeling results.

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Detecting Free Translation in Parallel Corpora from Attention Scores
Qi Chen | Oi Yee Kwong | Jingbo Zhu
Proceedings of the 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation