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.

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Alisa Liu

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

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