Can Transformer Language Models Predict Psychometric Properties?

  title={Can Transformer Language Models Predict Psychometric Properties?},
  author={Antonio Laverghetta and Animesh Nighojkar and Jamshidbek Mirzakhalov and John Licato},
Transformer-based language models (LMs) continue to advance state-of-the-art performance on NLP benchmark tasks, including tasks designed to mimic human-inspired “commonsense” competencies. To better understand the degree to which LMs can be said to have certain linguistic reasoning skills, researchers are beginning to adapt the tools and concepts of the field of psychometrics. But to what extent can the benefits flow in the other direction? I.e., can LMs be of use in predicting what the… 

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