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Keynote Speaker - Abstract

Marianna Apidianaki — Lexical Semantic Knowledge in Contextualised Representations

Given the high performance of pre-trained language models on natural language understanding tasks, an important strand of work has focused on investigating the linguistic knowledge encoded inside the models. Early interpretation works addressed structure-related aspects, while more recently the semantic knowledge encoded in language model representations has started being explored. In this talk, I will present two semantic tasks where traditional interpretation methodology succeeds to different degrees. I will show that semantic notions such as adjective intensity are encoded and quite straightforward to detect in contextualised representations. I will then describe a setting where it is harder to retrieve knowledge about noun properties by directly querying frozen representations, although this knowledge can still be leveraged by the models when they are exposed to data curated for this task.

Time Schedule

9:00 Introduction
9:15-11:00 Regular papers I
HerBERT: Efficiently Pretrained Transformer-based Language Model for Polish
Robert Mroczkowski, Piotr Rybak, Alina Wróblewska and Ireneusz Gawlik
BERTić - The Transformer Language Model for Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian
Nikola Ljubešić and Davor Lauc
Russian Paraphrasers: Paraphrase with Transformers
Alena Fenogenova
Creating an Aligned Russian Text Simplification Dataset from Language Learner Data
Anna Dmitrieva and Jörg Tiedemann
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:30 Regular papers II
Abusive Language Recognition in Russian
Kamil Saitov and Leon Derczynski
Detecting Inappropriate Messages on Sensitive Topics that Could Harm a Company’s Reputation
Nikolay Babakov, Varvara Logacheva, Olga Kozlova, Nikita Semenov and Alexander Panchenko
RuSentEval: Linguistic Source, Encoder Force!
Vladislav Mikhailov, Ekaterina Taktasheva, Elina Sigdel and Ekaterina Artemova
Exploratory Analysis of News Sentiment Using Subgroup Discovery
Anita Valmarska, Luis Cabrera-Diego, Elvys Linhares Pontes and Senja Pollak
13:30-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-16:00 Keynote Speaker
Marianna Apidianaki — Lexical Semantic Knowledge in Contextualised Representations
16:00-16:10 Break
16:10-16:30 Shared Task overview
Slav-NER: the 3rd Cross-lingual Challenge on Recognition, Normalization, Classification, and Linking of Named Entities across Slavic Language
Jakub Piskorski, Bogdan Babych, Zara Kancheva, Olga Kanishcheva, Maria Lebedeva, Michał Marcińczuk, Preslav Nakov, Petya Osenova,
Lidia Pivovarova, Senja Pollak, Pavel Přibáň, Ivaylo Radev, Marko Robnik-Sikonja, Vasyl Starko, Josef Steinberger and Roman Yangarber
16:30-17:30 Shared Task papers — Poster session at EACL Virtual Chair ( guide )
Multilingual Named Entity Recognition and Matching Using BERT and Dedupe for Slavic Languages
Marko Prelevikj and Slavko Zitnik
Priberam Labs at the 3rd Shared Task on SlavNER
Pedro Ferreira, Ruben Cardoso and Afonso Mendes
Multilingual Slavic Named Entity Recognition
Rinalds Vīksna and Inguna Skadina
Using a Frustratingly Easy Domain and Tagset Adaptation for Creating Slavic Named Entity Recognition Systems
Luis Adrián Cabrera-Diego, Jose G. Moreno and Antoine Doucet
Benchmarking Pre-trained Language Models for Multilingual NER: TraSpaS at the BSNLP2021 Shared Task
Marek Suppa and Ondrej Jariabka
Named Entity Recognition and Linking Augmented with Large-Scale Structured Data
Paweł Rychlikowski, Adrian Lancucki, Adam Kaczmarek and Bartłomiej Najdecki
17:30-17:40 Workshop End

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Accepted Papers for BSNLP 2021

Shared task Papers for BSNLP 2021