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Context Matters: A Pragmatic Study of PLMs’ Negation Understanding

IN: Association for Computational Linguistics

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In linguistics, there are two main perspectives on negation: a semantic and a pragmatic view. So far, research in NLP on negation has almost exclusively adhered to the semantic view. In this article, we adopt the pragmatic paradigm to conduct a study of negation understanding focusing on transformer-based PLMs. Our results differ from previous, semantics-based studies and therefore help to contribute a more comprehensive – and, given the results, much more optimistic – picture of the PLMs’ negation understanding.

Siegfried Handschuh

2 Jun 2022

Item Type
Journal paper
Journal Title
Association for Computational Linguistics
Language
English
Subject Areas
computer science