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Mon, Sep 11, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs
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Contact: Helen Choi
Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home
Mon, Sep 11, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
PhD Thesis Proposal - Jiao Sun
Committee Members: Xuezhe (Max) Ma (Chair), Nanyun (Violet) Peng, Johnathan May, Cyrus Shahabi, O Leary Dan
Title: Discovering and Addressing the Pitfalls in Practical Text Generation
Abstract: Research in language models has advanced at an incredible place, to the point where it is making its way to our daily lives of not only NLP researchers but also outsiders. However, there are some pitfalls that will hurt the utility of generative models and even exclude certain groups from using such models. In this talk, I will do a thorough reality check for each stage of text generation: data, model, and evaluation, and ask three main questions: how will data quality impact the utility of generation? Are we building the right models for the right purpose? How reliable are current evaluation metrics? I will ground these questions by my recent works on investigating the utility of free form rationales, a brand new set up for pun generation and dialect robust evaluation of generated text. In final remarks, I will discuss some future research perspectives on building trustworthy generation systems.
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Melissa Ochoa
Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/my/jiaosun