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ETC-NLG: End-to-end Topic-Conditioned Natural Language Generation
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This work presents ETC-NLG, an approach leveraging topic modeling annotations to enable fully-unsupervised End-to-end Topic-Conditioned Natural Language Generation over emergent topics in unlabeled document collections.
UmBERTo-MTSA @ AcCompl-It: Improving Complexity and Acceptability Prediction with Multi-task Learning on Self-Supervised Annotations
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This work describes a self-supervised data augmentation approach used to improve learning models' performances when only a moderate amount of labeled data is available, obtaining considerable improvements in prediction quality.
IT5: Large-scale Text-to-text Pretraining for Italian Language Understanding and Generation
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The monolingual IT5 models are found to provide the best scale-to-performance ratio across tested models, consistently outperforming their multilingual counterparts and setting a new state-of-the-art for most Italian conditional language generation tasks.
That Looks Hard: Characterizing Linguistic Complexity in Humans and Language Models
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This paper investigates the relationship between two complementary perspectives in the human assessment of sentence complexity and how they are modeled in a neural language model (NLM), highlighting how linguistic information encoded in representations changes when the model learns to predict complexity.
Italian Transformers Under the Linguistic Lens
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Whether and how using different architectures of probing models affects the performance of Italian transformers in encoding a wide spectrum of linguistic features varies according to different textual genres is investigated.
Contrastive Language-Image Pre-training for the Italian Language
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The first CLIP model for the Italian Language (CLIP-Italian), trained on more than 1.4 million image-text pairs, is presented and results show that CLIP- Italian outperforms the multilingual CLip model on the tasks of image retrieval and zero-shot classification.
Teaching NLP with Bracelets and Restaurant Menus: An Interactive Workshop for Italian Students
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An interactive workshop designed to illustrate the basic principles of NLP and computational linguistics to high school Italian students aged between 13 and 18 years, in the form of a game in which participants play the role of machines needing to solve some of the most common problems a computer faces in understanding language.
A dissemination workshop for introducing young Italian students to NLP
We describe and make available the game-based material developed for a laboratory run at several Italian science festivals to popularize NLP among young students.
ArchiMeDe @ DANKMEMES: A New Model Architecture for Meme Detection
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The ArchiMeDe system incorporates information from visual and textual sources through a multimodal neural ensemble to predict if input images and their respective metadata are memes or not, and each pre-trained neural network in the ensemble is first fine-tuned individually on the training dataset to perform domain adaptation.
InDeep × NMT: Empowering Human Translators via Interpretable Neural Machine Translation
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New tools and methodologies to improve prediction attribution, error analysis, and controllable generation for NMT systems are developed in the specific context of translation.
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