Automatic Label Sequence Generation for Prompting Sequence-to-sequence Models

@inproceedings{Yu2022AutomaticLS,
  title={Automatic Label Sequence Generation for Prompting Sequence-to-sequence Models},
  author={Zichun Yu and Tianyu Gao and Zhengyan Zhang and Yankai Lin and Zhiyuan Liu and Maosong Sun and Jie Zhou},
  booktitle={International Conference on Computational Linguistics},
  year={2022}
}
Prompting, which casts downstream applications as language modeling tasks, has shown to be sample efficient compared to standard fine-tuning with pre-trained models. However, one pitfall of prompting is the need of manually-designed patterns, whose outcome can be unintuitive and requires large validation sets to tune. To tackle the challenge, we propose AutoSeq, a fully automatic prompting method: (1) We adopt natural language prompts on sequence-to-sequence models, enabling free-form… 

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