Definition modeling for noun compounds

Developing a neural language model that generates definitions and paraphrases of noun compounds (e.g. “caramel popcorn”). We identified a large pool of noun compounds in text using a POS-tagging rule, and we are currently incorporating human-authored definitions for these unlabeled noun compounds to evaluate the impact of active learning on generation tasks.

Alisa Liu

Undergraduate researcher at Northwestern interested in NLP and computer processing of audio & music